Onkyo C-7030 Compact Disc Player (Black)
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- VLSC for Pulse Noise Reduction
- Wolfson 192/24 DACs
- Custom Designed Transformers
- Solid Aluminum Front panel
- Differential Headphone Amp Circuitry
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Connected to my budget HK3490 it has an unbudget sound. Clear highs. Smooth mids. Tight bass. Realistic soundstage. Uncolored. Listening to Nora Jones as I write this and she sounds like shes in the room with me. I initially had my sights on the HD990 to match my receiver but they recently upped the price on that unit and I was left with the distinct impression that there were skipping/build quality issues from some reviews despite the audiophile sound quality specified in most reviews.
Aesthetically, the c7030 looks more expensive that it is. In fact, I could mistaken this cd player for something built by Arcam, and the remote looks like something made by B&O. Good tactile feel for buttons on both the player and remote. What more can I say? Another for-the-price-it-cant-be-beat purchase.
What are the downsides? Well, the tray looks / sounds cheap when it opens/closes. On the black units, the front-plate lettering is really subtle and you need lots of light to see which button you are pressing. However, the remote is very clearly labeled and doesn't have any legibility issues. No HDCD decoding.
Upsides: Incredible audible experience. Fatigue-free listening. Solid unit (and not too huge either). Nice headphone jack (but you'll need an efficient set of "cans" to enjoy). Display dims. Flexible audio outputs.
Get one before they're sold out or Onkyo realizes they have underpriced this unit and either changes something or reprices.
Connected to my HK 3490 receiver using digital coax with no problem whatsoever.
#1 impression of the unit is silence. Silent operation. No background noise. Blessed quiet.
Quality of reproduction is excellent. Piano sounds like piano. Horns like horns. Voices totally nuanced.
Before making this purchase, I considered cd players in all price ranges. Made this selection after digesting the reviews here and elsewhere.
It was totally the right choice.
This unit replaces a 12-or-so year old Kenwood 5-disk changer. It is a wonderful upgrade and is bringing me back to my cd collection big time.
So far, Ive been listening to vocal jazz (Ella, Etta, Dinah, Sarah, Nancy, Peggy, Norah); Elton Johns #1s; western swing. Moving next to classics and soul.
The unit brings out the sensuality of great music.
But one idiosyncrasy uncovered.
My unit must be powered down -- unplugged from the wall after use -- or else when turned on again it will not recognize a disk has been placed in the tray. It's like it has to reboot. Turning off the on-off button on the unit or remote is not enough. Unless it is unplugged, it sends a "no disk" message when a disk is placed in the tray upon restart. That's weird. I'm working with Onkyo tech service to see whether they can reproduce the problem. Could be a firmware problem -- could be isolated for some reason to my player.
So for now, until this is solved (and not for performance reasons which are brilliant), it goes to ***.
Highly highly recommended except for the glitch.
**UPDATE** Onkyo contacted me and said my unit is defective and should be returned to my seller. Major Bummer! No inventory around to replace it. Will have to wait.
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