Published On: October 9, 2013

Compact Disc (CD) Player

Published On: October 9, 2013
Last Updated on: March 9, 2022
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Compact Disc (CD) Player

Compact Disc players have been the default stand alone audio source component since their introduction in the 1990s, but in the new age of digital audio they may soon be seeing their dominance end

Compact Disc (CD) Player

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Compact Disc players, or CD players, are stand-alone source components that play audio CDs. Though once common, they are rarely found outside of the high-end audiophile space.

Today, DVD and Blu-ray players have replaced the stand-alone CD player as the main disc playback device.

With most music these days arriving via streaming or a computer, sources like USB DACs are more common in the audiophile space. Some high-end companies still make CD players, with either internal or external DACs.

Many SACD players doubled as high-end CD players.'s reviews of CD players include:

NAD C 565BEE CD player
Bow Technologies ZZ-Eight CD player
Unison Research Unico CD player
Audio Research CD3 CD player

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