Best Circa 90's CDP

Hi friends,

I am looking for a short list of the best CDP from the 90's era. I own a few hundred Redbook CD's that I want to enjoy again. I am very nostalgic about the nineties as that's when I first got into the hobby. 

Thanks for your recommendations in advance. 







Pioneer PD 65. Add Accuphase DP-65/65v (1997) and Sony ES 7-Series.


Happy Listening!

I have an ageing Exemplar SACD player ( a John Tucker modified Denon DVD3910 ). Yes I have had to replace the laser unit but no great deal and I would back the sound quality against most recent players.  

Continuing with Pioneer, the Elite PD93 or 

PD95. Both bigger brothers, much, to the PD65. I own 

93. Pop the bonnet to be amazed at the build quality.

Separate outboard mounted digital and analog

transformers. A masterpiece in its day, still sounds 

terrific and operates perfectly.

@soix different presentation.  The Audiomeca is so musical you simply fall in love with the music and things just float in the air so it comes down to your preference.

Can't go wrong with many of the suggestions here.  Just find a unit where you can replace the laser if not once they go you are up the creek without a paddle!




Yes, the Vacuum State modified SCD-1 was considerably more natural sounding than the unmodified SCD-1; it would be a contender for top sound.  I had a Wadia from that period that was also very good.