Cd disc changers.


Just wondering if there are really any good high end cd changers that anyone would know about. I am thinking about adding one used. Thanks. 
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I recently bought a JVC XL-M405 6 + 1 changer (1992 MIJ). The cost: .99 cents + $35 shipping from an EBay seller! This was an auction item - I was the only bidder! Excellent construction & sound quality! No digital output jack, though. And some may find the 6 CD magazine a bit cumbersome! I like that it has the additional single CD tray! 
I also have a Sony ES CD/SACD carousel changer. All the ES series components are audiophile quality. So I can recommend you buy one of these, particularly for SACD playback!
I also had the Sony ES CD changer - bought at GoodWill for $25! 
i really like the integra cdc spinner, which is very reliable and good sounding--i have a couple lying around
Very little use on this

Parasound C/DC 1500 CD Changer

Great Player with AES-EBU out


There are no “high-end” changers.

As highlighted in the prior posts, they are discontinued legacy products found in the very low budget price point strata arenas found generally in thrift stores, on CRAIGSLIST and it’s equivalents, and popping up in neighbourhood garage sales. 

Sure... CD changers may offer a certain esoteric CD party spin convenience factor to a minority of audio nostalgia fans.

But... and it’s a big “BUT”...  they reside at the far bottom end of the budget to high-end audio component spectrum in both build AND audio performance.




I have an Anthem CD-1, a 6 cd changer from Sonic Frontiers second line, and I consider it high-end (or at least "high-endish.") No matter what you label it, it sounds very good, and the build quality is excellent. 
I like the Integra 3.4 fed into a good DAC...
sorry for necrojacking this thread but I have to tell you:  the Philips CDC875 is a terrific changer and one of the only changers with the famous TDA1541A DAC (I opened mine to verify and it's the S1 version of TDA1541A).

Some say "no changer sounds good".  I think this Philips is very warm.  Newer DACs may be superior but if you want to go that route, just use the coax out!

I've had mine for years and the guy before me had it since new.  It's probably 20+ years old?  No troubles whatsoever
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I think my Sony  CD/DVD CX777ES 400 disc player sounds good to me. Not sure if it can be classified as 'high end' or not though.

I also have a Sony but not the carousel, I think it’s the 5400 ES.  I t hasn’t played a disc in 6 months or so.  It sounds great via HDMI into my Bryston DAC-3 but I have an Opportunity 105 in the system doing the same thing, so it’s redundant.  Keeping it in case the Oppo ever fails