Arcam FMJ UDP411 Universal Disc Player

There is a used one for sale on AG from TMRAudio for $882.

I don’t have many CDs or DVDs, but my current player is a Samsung that listed at $500 and does not have analogue output - I paid less than $300 for it in 2018.

The Arcam would allow me to play CDs through my tube amp and video through my AVR.

Any thoughts on if this is a good choice for the money?

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IMHO better off with a Sony X800 that will play most anything. By an originator of CD, SACD and BluRay. Built by a design or of CD, SACD and Blu-ray protocols.

There is this player from Panasonic.  It is not universal in the sense there is no SACD.  It does give you your analog outs.  




It's difficult to give a definitive answer without knowing more details about your specific setup and preferences, but in general, the Arcam CDS27 could be a good choice if you're looking for a CD player with analog outputs and the ability to play DVDs.

At $882, it's a significant investment compared to your current Samsung player, but if you value high-quality audio and video playback, it may be worth the upgrade. It's also worth considering the long-term cost savings of investing in a high-quality player that will last for many years, rather than needing to replace a cheaper player more frequently.

Overall, if the Arcam CDS27 fits your needs and budget, it could be a solid choice for improving your audio and video playback experience. It's always a good idea to do your research and read reviews from other users before making a purchase to ensure that the product meets your expectations.

I  don’t care for the Arcam house sound, and they have reliability issues 

@jafant Thanks!

@johnnieloop My system is detailed in Virtual Systems. There is nothing wrong with the 5 yo Samsung - it works great, never had any issues/glitches.

The Panasonic will be just fine, give me exactly what I need and @ $425 it’s an inexpensive upgrade.

@mahler123 I dug around and found a few threads discussing laser and transport failures - so thanks for the heads up