Best CD player from this list

Hi all,

Question 1: Which is the best sounding CD player from this list:

1. Cambridge 840c

2. Cambridge 851c

3. Ayre CX-7e MP

4. Bryston BCD-1

5. Meridian 508.24

6. Rotel RCD-1572

Question 2: Which player in this list will sound best with a Levinson 383 integrated and Revel F30 speakers?  I would be using XLR connections. My cabling is Harmonic Tech pro 9 reference biwire speaker cables and pro silway II interconnects. I can swap out interconnects if there is a better match. Power cables are Audience Powerchord for both amp and cdp. I’m not looking to go with separate dac and transport as that adds more cost for additional cables, etc. My musical tastes are primarily pop, rock, electronic. 

Thanks for the feedback!



I haven’t heard any of these players.  I do have the Bryston DAC3 which uses the same DAC as the BDP1.  I also have a Cambridge Audio streamer which uses at least one of the same DACs as one of the CA players.  The Bryston has by far the better DAC

Another Cambridge should be added to the list. Cambridge CXU is universal disc beast. 

Question for OP: given your stated tastes in music, I’m curious why you chose J.S. Bach as your Agon handle?

I would suggest you look at a cd transport so you can incorporate an external DAC. This will allow you to swap out dac’s to get the sound signature you are looking for.