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Musical Blu ray player

Having just got a Panasonic VT 50 I am looking at updating my blu ray player to a 3D version.  I want to get one that is good with CD playback as this will be a one box solution.  It will be partnered with an Arcam AVR 250 with Parardogm Studio 10 speakers.

Any recommendations for mid range players please?

 

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RE: Musical Blu ray player

What's your budget? Would this fit your budget?

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RE: Musical Blu ray player

The Cambridge 651 and 751 are sitting at stupid prices on Richer Sounds just now and would be the first place I'd look.  Marantz Denon and Oppo should also be on the list, but as BigBoss points out, budget will be helpful to be more specific.

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RE: Musical Blu ray player

Will the blu-ray player be connected to your Arcam 250 by way of HDMI bit-streaming, (and thus the musicality of the sound will be determined by the Arcam), or connected via analogue outs?

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RE: Musical Blu ray player

Will the blu-ray player be connected to your Arcam 250 by way of HDMI bit-streaming, (and thus the musicality of the sound will be determined by the Arcam), or connected via analogue outs?

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RE: Musical Blu ray player

Budget would be up to £500. 

Arcam doesn't have any HDMI connections so would be connected via analogue outs. 

Also happy to look out for older/second hand models. 

Cheers

 

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For your budget, it's got to be Cambridge Audio 751BD. You'll have to hurry though, as it's an outgoing model so only limited numbers remaining. Check John Duncan's link.

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RE: Musical Blu ray player

As you have a fantastic plasma you could keep it in the family and take a look at the Panasonic DMP-BDT500. Has excellent audio and can be had for half your budget.

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Peter Kudelstaart wrote:

As you have a fantastic plasma you could keep it in the family and take a look at the Panasonic DMP-BDT500. Has excellent audio and can be had for half your budget.

Yup, an excellent suggestion!  :cheers:

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RE: Musical Blu ray player

I realise I am joining this a bit late.  I have the Cambridge 751 set up ( bd and receiver) and it is very nice musically.  One thing I would mention is that analogue connections are essential for cd playback to avoid the digital "clipping" you sometimes get playing back discs on either hdmi or digital connection.

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