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Narrow width CD player?

Discussion in 'Digital Sources' started by prisoners, Oct 7, 2018.

  1. prisoners

    prisoners AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Can anyone think of a less than 17” wide CD player? Something along the size of those cheap, smaller DVD players that came out, which I suppose I could use but I was wondering if there was something a little better available.
     

     

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  2. restorer-john

    restorer-john Addicted Member

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    Heaps of narrow 'midi' sized ones were made through the 80s.

    All* Pioneer's standard range of CD players were 420mm wide. (16.5")

    *except the ones with pretty rosewood/urushi sides which you can remove.
     
  3. Electone

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    Sony CDP-102
     
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  4. Lumpy Waters

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    In terms of current production, Denon and Teac offer a few compact CD players in the $400-600 range.
     
  5. SA-708

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    Technics SL-PJ series, I had one back in the 80s. They were the same width as their narrow carriage linear trackers like the SL-10.
     
  6. savatage1973

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    As mentioned above, there were a ton of "half width" CDPs made in the 80's and 90's. IIRC, most of them were not the highest quality units, but I'm sure there were at least a few good ones. Maybe you can find one being parted out of one of the mini-systems--some of those were pretty good--they even had 3-disc changer units in addition to single disc units.
     

     

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  7. PAGS

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    How about a new player by Pro-Ject? They offer a slot loader and a top loader. Both are only a little over 8 inches wide.

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    Audio Advisor sells them. They look pretty cool to me.
     
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  8. Lumpy Waters

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    There were some earlier Sony Discman models that wouldn't look out of place in a stationary, compact shelf system. Indeed, they were kind of clunky for carrying round jogging or whatnot. Some had FM tuners.
     
  9. Lavane

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    Those 80's Philip's/Marantz/Magnavox top loaders are cool. They are supposed to sound good and can be upgraded some also. I liked how they made them look a bit like a turntable with the window on top. Too bad they sell for a lot of money or I would have one.
     
  10. Bratwurst7s

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    Yamaha CDX-10. Reasonable specs, aftermarket lasers still available, ca 11" wide x 14" deep.

    Cheers,
    James
     
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  12. onepixel

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    I like Pro-Ject. They make compact and good stuff.
     
  13. DC

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    Yeah, the Pro-Ject CD Box S is quite small (only about 8" wide) and considerably less expensive than the Rega Apollo. Could be a good alternative.
     
  14. Spence

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    I just picked up a Marantz HD-CD1. It sounds great, and I've owned CD players that cost 8 times as much. It is 12" wide.
     
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  15. whyaskit

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    Rega Apollo
    Bel Canto CD2
     
  16. leesonic

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    Philips CD-104B?
     

     

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  17. restorer-john

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    And a big bag full of caps for the CDM-1 and all the axials on the boards... They are unfortunately not a plug and play unit anymore- too many Philips electrolytics to deal with.
     
  18. Ironwolf

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    Second vote for the Rega Apollo. I'd also look at the Cocktail audio X12.
     
  19. mjw21a

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    Take a look at the Shanling EC1B. Really enjoyed mine until I replaced it with a pro audio Denon Blue Ray player. The Shanling is far better to operate though with remote control.
     
  20. tanker 200

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    Teac had a line called the Reference Series that's about 12" wide, the PD-H500 was the single disc player, I have the 3 disc player and it's very well built and sounds nice.

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