Any recommendation for a CD changer?


I have an Aiwa modded by Stan Warren. Unfortunately cats finally tore up the optical cable from the CDP to my DAC. Unless someone has an idea where to get the parts for the cable or to find the cable itself I'll probably need the new CDP. Thanks. 

bobby_phischer

 I also use a CD changer. I have found and used for close to 30 years, a Denon DCM 390. I enjoy the shuffle feature for my 3000+ CDs. A new lazer was installed a few years ago at the cost of around $200. The Denon is similar to Onkyo units. One is probably made by the other with a different badge. I have also recently started using a Sony CA70ES. Both are 5 disc carousel types. For my purpose they serve me well. I enjoy using them often. OK, now all the naysayers can chime in. 

I still keep my 20 year old Rotel RCC - 1055 changer primarily for HDCD playback. It’s built like a tank and still occasionally turns up used on EBay. For my primary CD listening I use separates. I have an Audiolab CDT 6000 hooked up to a standalone Denafrips Pontus R2R ladder DAC. Unless you really need the multi-disc capability why not just get a CD transport instead of a CD player? All things equal, a dedicated CDT will outperform a CDP as a transport since you’re already using an external DAC. The CDT 6000 costs about $450 new and is widely available.

I experimented and connected regular RCA jack instead of the led. Plugged it into the coax input of my DAC and it worked!  I got some great recommendations from all of you, and maybe it's time to upgrade my transport anyway without spending too much. 

The reviews of CDT 6000 keep popping up in my YouTube feed, titled as the "last transport you'll ever need" 

The reviews of CDT 6000 keep popping up in my YouTube feed, titled as the "last transport you'll ever need" 

Why?  Why???  This is silly.  Why deal with decades-old tech that’s clearly dying?  Just buy a hard drive or an Innuos Zen Mini and just load ALL your CDs into it — not just five — and have your WHOLE MUSIC LIBRARY AVAILABLE TO YOU IN ANY ORDER YOU WISH???  Why would you just use dinosaur tech when something so superior is available now?  Or u just keep doing u. 

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