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Cyrus CD XT Signature - £1,750

Cyrus CD XT Signature - £1,750

For those looking for their best - and likely last - ever CD transport, Cyrus gives you its CD Xt Signature. David Price listens in

Rega Saturn-R CD player/DAC - £1,580

Rega Saturn-R CD player/DAC - £1,580

Could we really be facing the final days of CD? If so, this could be the player to save the day reckons Jason Kennedy

Creek Evolution 50CD - £950

Creek Evolution 50CD - £950

The latest affordably priced Creek CD player is the Evolution 50CD. David Price thinks it chooses itself

Marantz CD6005/PM6005 - £350/£380

Marantz CD6005/PM6005 - £350/£380

It's finally time for Marantz's budget CD player and amplifier to get a refresh and David Price is suitably impressed

Audiolab 8200CDQ - £950

Audiolab 8200CDQ - £950

Richard Black tests the preamp-equipped 8200CDQ player/DAC from Audiolab, and finds himself falling in love all over again...

Raysonic CD128S - £1,850

Raysonic CD128S - £1,850

How many features can you cram onto a CD player? Raysonic's latest appears to have all the bases covered, says Jason Kennedy

Ayon CD-07 CD player - £1,890

Ayon CD-07 CD player - £1,890

Can this substantial valve output CD player mix it with the hardcore contenders? Jason Kennedy finds out

Shanling CDT-2000 - £1,595

Shanling CDT-2000 - £1,595

Jimmy Hughes believes Shanling's latest CD player gets closer to SACD performance levels than anything comparable on the market

Audiolab 8200CD - £700

Audiolab 8200CD - £700

Audiolab's superb 8200CD gets new filter options and internal upgrades: Richard Black reckons its value remains unbeaten

Creek Evolution 2 CD - £680

Creek Evolution 2 CD - £680

Simplicity is an admirable virtue, opines Richard Black, as he considers the performance level of Creek's new Evolution 2 CD player

Meridian 808.3 Signature Reference - £10,000

Meridian 808.3 Signature Reference - £10,000

Jason Kennedy looks at Meridian's £10,000 top-of-the range CD player and asks if we are approaching the performance limits of Red Book CD

Marantz UD7006 - £800

Marantz UD7006 - £800

The new UD7006 universal from Marantz plays just about every digital disc you could name. Richard Black asks if more means merrier

Audio Analogue Maestro - £2,250

Audio Analogue Maestro - £2,250

Elegant Italian has the technical ability and the sonic skills to charm our blind-listening panel

Densen B-420XS - £1,850

Densen B-420XS - £1,850

Naim-esque Dane with a sublime design and stunning remote is high on pace and energy

Hanss Acoustics CD-20 - £1,800

Hanss Acoustics CD-20 - £1,800

Digital player from the analogue expert is well priced and impressive for its upsampling capacity

Primare CD32 - £2,200

Primare CD32 - £2,200

Sublime Sweede is understated to behold, but engaging, muscular and tactile with recorded music

Stello CDT100/DA100 - £1,500

Stello CDT100/DA100 - £1,500

Well priced two-box solution does things differently, with superb build and a multitude of inputs and outputs

Unison Research Unico CDE Twin - £2,475

Unison Research Unico CDE Twin - £2,475

This Venetian charmer isn't cheap, but it's superbly built and delivers on romance, atmosphere and musicality

Oppo BDP95-EU- £995

Oppo BDP95-EU- £995

Oppo's new universal supports CD/SACD, DVD-A, networked AV and 3D Blu-ray. But it's the sound quality that makes it so special, says Martin Pipe

Musical Fidelity M1 CDT & M1 DAC - £1,000

Musical Fidelity M1 CDT & M1 DAC - £1,000

DACs are all the rage (again), so we ask if two boxes can be better than one? Ed Selley seeks answers from Musical Fidelity's two-box M1

Top 5 CD / SACD / DVD / BD players

NAD M5 - £1,600

Judged for its CD performance only, this multi-format player managed to hold its own

Roksan Kandy K2 - £899

With a highly competitive price tag, Roksan pushes all the right buttons on this fine player

Theta Digital Compli Blu - £2,995

Theta's Compli Blu is a state-of-the-art universal (Blu-ray) disc player that, says Alvin Gold, brings HDMI into an audiophile context

Resolution Audio Cantata CD Player/Streamer - £5,995

The CD player we have used as reference for nine years is being replaced by this CD/streamer 'music centre' and Jason Kennedy is gripped

Marantz UD8004 - £2,450

Marantz plugs the yawning gap that exists between high-resolution audio and video sources. Alvin Gold may have found 'the one'

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