CD/DVD Players

Marantz CD-94 Review

For many years, the name Marantz has been connected with hi-fi. Saul Marantz founded the company in America, and it immediately gained a name for its valve amplifiers, among other things. The company has long been associated with the massive Philips corporation, but despite reaping significant benefits from that association, not least in recent years …

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Marantz DR-17 Review

The DR-17 is a Compact Disc Recorder designed around top-quality digital components given by Philips, as well as unique Marantz technology, and shares its style and champagne finish with previous models (though it is also available in black), as well as the formidable CD-7 flagship CD player which was utilized as a source for this …

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Philips CD150 Review

Philips, the inventor of the Compact Disc system, has naturally been at the forefront of following advances touching every level of the production process, from digital encoding through master disc preparation and processing to final pressing and packaging. Philips has also taken on the task of promoting the European sector in its battle against the …

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Marantz CD10 Review

Is this high-end model from Marantz is as good as its cheaper siblings? Consider the market for CD players without Marantz. Isn’t it impossible? A key driving force would be lost, much like The Beatles without John Lennon. Marantz has always been a class act, taking use of its parent company’s cutting-edge, straight-from-the-CAD technology. BitStream …

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Philips CD303 Review

Philips, being the creators of the CD format, were understandably the first to market with CD players, however an avalanche of designs from the Far East shortly followed. We had previously reviewed the Philips CD100, and it is still considered the ‘baby’ of the Philips series. The CD303 reviewed here is Philips’ largest machine and …

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Marantz CD-11 Review

In hi-fi, bravery usually refers to the courage to release something that stands out from the crowd. Yamahas with sloped fronts and Michaelson Audio’s Chronos amps come to mind… True bravery, on the other hand, is acknowledging that you made a mistake. Marantz has done the same with the reviled CD-11. It was well received …

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Philips CD840 Review

The dependence on Philips’ innovative Bitstream decoding system is the center of attention in the CD840. This model costed a little more than it’s predecessors, but not because of the new Bitstream circuitry… Indeed, hi-fi fans were assured that the Bitstream chips’ basic simplicity will drive down pricing. The CD840, on the other hand, is …

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