Most Reliable CDPs?


I have for some time been searching for a CDP (2-4K used), and have been quite struck, in reading the forums here, how many players, including top makes, are said to exhibit reliability problems. I realize some of this may be inevitable, given the technology, but are there players out there known for being trouble free? (My first player, an early Sony purchased from a dumpster, never glitched.)

John

North Creek Eskas
Stratos Dual Mono
Marsh 2000b
Jolida 100
jdoris
Keep in mind that the transport mechanisms are often the most prone to failure and there are only a few manufacturers that actually build these while all the others source them as oem. There is far less diversity out there than what you might think.

I too have never had an issue with Sony. SCD-1 might be worth a look- or you could hedge your bets and go to a two box setup. The benchmark DAC is very tough to beat an runs under $1k.

-Rob
esoteric and they also build the best and most reliable transport mechanisms
I second Wwshull's recommendation -- besides being an excellent player -- Esoterics' have very, very good transports.