1. NAD C545BEE

    NAD C545BEE

    The NAD C545BEE CD player is an excellent all-rounder that entertains like no other at this price point

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  2. Unison Research Unico CDE

    Unison Research Unico CDE

    The Unico CDE isn’t the most sonically striking of CD players at this money, and we can certainly see it losing out to more exciting machines in a qui

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  3. Consonance Reference CD2.2

    Consonance Reference CD2.2

    Visually and sonically the Consonance is not without charm, but it’s short on tact and can prove wearying after a while

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  4. Yamaha CD-S1000

    Yamaha CD-S1000

    Big, bold and to many ears we suspect beautiful, it’s very deserving of some serious consideration

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  5. Wadia 581ISE

    Wadia 581ISE

    A breathtaking CD/SACD player – with an equally breathtaking price tag. As authoritative and cohesive a sound as you will hear

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  7. Cyrus CD 8 SE

    Cyrus CD 8 SE

    The clang the gauntlet made when the CD8se threw it down is still resonating

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  8. Classe CDP-202

    Classe CDP-202

    Does everything a £5000 CD player should, and with some panache

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  9. Marantz SA-11S2

    Marantz SA-11S2

    Thoroughly likeable in most ways and admirable in some, but a lack of bottom-end rigour hampers the big Marantz

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    Available from £3449.9
  10. Musical Fidelity X-Ray v8/X-DAC v8

    Musical Fidelity X-Ray v8/X-DAC v8

    Musical, Ergonomic issues aside, this is an excellent player for the money, and it’s a must-hear product

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  11. Accustic Arts Drive 1 Mk2/DAC 1 Mk4

    Accustic Arts Drive 1 Mk2/DAC 1 Mk4

    A great-sounding combination that just needs a little extra bite to become a total all-rounder

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