And you don't have to spend a fortune - our Best Buys start from just under £300. Of course, if you want to spend more and get an even bigger lift in performance, we're not going to stop you...
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We’ve lost count of the gongs the Marantz 6000 series has scooped over the years, yet Marantz shows no sign of losing its touch.
The CD6006 is the latest model in an illustrious line-up. Despite a significant price hike, it is still a fantastic player and proves that Marantz remains the master of making affordable CD players. This 2016 What Hi-Fi? Award-winner is the best entry-level CD player on the market.
Another exceptional CD player from Cyrus that will make the most of your disc collection. The Cyrus CDi – the successor to the Cyrus 6SE and Cyrus 8SE – is another gleaming example of the company treading the right path.
In fact, Cyrus says this is its best-sounding CD player yet. And, as much as we’ve loved the company’s previous models, we’re more than happy to back that claim. That's why it's our 2016 Product of the Year.
Another Roksan player that emphasises the character of your music, the Caspian M2 CD might be a little long in the tooth, but it’s showing few signs of its age.
There's still more than enough in terms of timing, dynamics and authority to make to make the M2 a superb buy.
Looking for a top-class transport? The Xt Signature doesn't disappoint with a sound that’s cleaner, crisper and more dynamic than anything we've recently heard at the money. Partner it with a suitable DAC and you’ll be in hi-fi heaven.