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New CD player

AlanS

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My Cambridge 640 CD player has started skipping and not playing CDs, so a good excuse to look to upgrade.

I have the matching 640A amp and Mission m70 speakers. I'd like to keep the amp but am open to upgrading the speakers to get the clear, open sound I like. Budget for each is around £300.

Any ideas ?
 

Andy Clough

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I'd plump for a Marantz CD6002 (£270) and B&W 685s if you can stretch to £379 for the speakers.
 
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Anonymous

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[quote user="Andy Clough"]

I'd plump for a Marantz CD6002 (£270)[/quote]

And it's available for £200 at a well known national chain!


Although trying a CD cleaner first may be a good idea.
 

drummerman

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Nad 515BEE for a few months and Rega R3 if you like a clear open sound. Its like pulling curtains open in front of the B&W's.
 
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Anonymous

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[quote user="JohnDuncan"]I'd push the boat out and get a CD lens cleaner for £3.[/quote]

What he said.

I wouldn't personally bother with an upgrade unless you were spending quite a bit more
 

drummerman

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[quote user="BigGuads"]
[quote user="JohnDuncan"]I'd push the boat out and get a CD lens cleaner for £3.[/quote] What he said. I wouldn't personally bother with an upgrade unless you were spending quite a bit more
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? I think 600 quid is plenty to start somewhere but I would'nt split it equally as what you get is probably not a substantial improvement, that much I agree with BigGuads. I'd put it to speakers or a better amp with a cheap though good player.
 
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Anonymous

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I'd personally keep your amp and CD player and get some Focal Chorus speakers and some decent wire. If you had to upgrade that is.
 

JoelSim

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Go for some 2nd hand stuff if you don't have more money. Get yourself an Arcam CD92 and ProAc Tablette speakers. You seriously won't be disappointed.
 

Anton90125

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[quote user="AlanS"]
My Cambridge 640 CD player has started skipping and not playing CDs, so a good excuse to look to upgrade.

I have the matching 640A amp and Mission m70 speakers. I'd like to keep the amp but am open to upgrading the speakers to get the clear, open sound I like. Budget for each is around £300.

Any ideas ?
[/quote]

I had a Philips player that did that. I got it fixed by getting the read head realigned.
 

fr0g

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[quote user="the record spot"]http://www.harrowaudiohifi.co.uk/products.asp?Parent=C60&

Check out the above deal; might mean ditching your amp, but there are others on the market obviously. The A70, CD73, MA BR2, plus speaker cable & Atlas interconnect is a very impressive deal for only £799.[/quote]

Nice deal... And I am guessing nice 'synergy' - Arcam and MA work well together IMO
 
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the record spot

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It's not bad is it? I think I'd be well tempted if I was looking to do a wholesale change, wanted some good products and work together as well. The interconnect's apparently £90 on its' own, although not sure what the speaker cable is, but even if it was bellwire, this would still be a top offer IMO if the sound of this combo appeals.
 

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