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YBA CD3a Player Reviewed

YBA CD3a Player Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

France's YBA CD3a player is a single-chassis unit that tries to emphasize the analog nature of digital music. This top-loading players has its share of Gallic quirks, but for those who insist on an analog sound the CD3a may be just the right combination of musicality and precision. Read More

 
Theta Pro Gen V-A Digital to Analog Converter Reviewed

Theta Pro Gen V-A Digital to Analog Converter Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

Theta has always offered outstanding service in regard to upgrades. Any Theta Pro Gen V can be made into a V-A by a trip to the factory. The new A version improves coherence, without compromising its virtues, which include its silky smoothness and lack of any noticeable electronic grain. Read More

 
Copland CDA 266 Compact Disc Player reviewed

Copland CDA 266 Compact Disc Player reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

A single-box CD player from Copeland uses complementary class A analog circuit topology along with Pacific Microsonics PMD100 x8 oversampling filter and a pair of Burr-Brown PCM 65P 20-bit collinear converters to create a polite and refined sound that avoids being lean or hygienic. Read More

 
Theta DaViD DVD-Player Reviewed

Theta DaViD DVD-Player Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3 Stars
 

It plays CDs as well as DVDs and does it in a special solid way that Theta has been known for. A buffered and re-clocked digital data stream benefits from special low-flux transformers and high-isolation power supplies. Used as a transport the DaViD will keep up with almost anything out there. Read More

 
Denon DVD-2500 DVD-Video Player Reviewed

Denon DVD-2500 DVD-Video Player Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

Sort of a "poor man's DVD-5000" the DVD-2500 delivers all the performance of its larger sibling, with deliciously solid lower registers and a well-balanced harmonic texture that fits easily into a variety of systems, the DVD-2500 ranks as a great value in the Denon Line. Read More

 
Bow Technologies Wizard Compact Disc Player Reviewed

Bow Technologies Wizard Compact Disc Player Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3 Stars
 

Top-loading Bow Technologies Wizard looks like a natural metal sculpture than melds aesthetic with functional. Although it can be used as a transport, a good part of the Wizard's sonic allure is a result of it's fine D/A and carefully designed and built analog output circuit. Read More

 
Linn CD 12 Compact Disc Player Reviewed

Linn CD 12 Compact Disc Player Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

While LP enthusiasts will be horrified that Linn would use the number "12" for anything besides their beloved turntable, the CD 12 attempts to do for CDs what the LP12 did for LPs. The CD 12 represents a solid player that looks good and performs nicely with red-book CDs. Read More

 

Theta Carmen Universal Player Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

Just to be clear, back in the days when the Theta Carmen was made "Universal" meant something different than today. The Carmen plays DVDs, CDs, CD-Rs, CD-RWs and VCDs. No SACDs, no DVD-As, no DVD-HDs or Blu-Rays. No Internet connectivity. Still, built like a brick. Read More

 
Wharfdale DVD-750 DVD Player Reviewed

Wharfdale DVD-750 DVD Player Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3 Stars
 

Your chances of running into a Wharfdale DVDS-750 in the US are slightly better than seeing Sasquatch coming out of the 7-11. But in the UK you might find one at a flea market, but with new players available for under 50 quid, why mess with an early generation DVD player? Still, a good read Read More

 
Nakamichi DVD-10 DVD Player Reviewed

Nakamichi DVD-10 DVD Player Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3 Stars
 

Made to withstand even day-in-day-out broadcast use, the Nakamichi DVD-10 player delivers pro-level build quality at a consumer-grade price. If you find one, chances are it will be working perfectly. The DVD-10 was built to last. Read More