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Cambridge Audio CD5 V4 CD Player


Price: £119.95
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  • CD Memory
  • Remote Control
  • CDRW Playback Compatible
  • MP3 Playback

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  • ASIN: B0043UML64
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 13 Oct 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,006 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Using a top quality mechanism and carefully chosen electronics the Cambridge Audio CD5 V4 lives up to the brand's reputation for audio excellence.Sound quality is every bit as good as you'd expect from Cambridge, with a deep, controlled bass and natural, detailed treble. The latest version of the CD classic will also play MP3 and CDRW discs, making it compatible with discs you've made on your computer.This no frills CD player, with all the basics, gives the best sound quality possible. By cutting back on the extra inputs, Cambridge Audio have managed to retain high quality components.Like other Cambridge Audio Topaz models, the CD5 Version 4 is also far better built than the class average. A full metal casing with brushed aluminium front panel gives the CD5 the look of a CD Player costing two or three times as much.At this price, it's the bargain CD player of the moment!

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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Matthew Cobb on 20 Aug 2011
My 20 year old Philips CD player finally died, so I looked around for a new one. I was concerned that they seemed so pricey, given how much you can pay for a crappy portable CD player. I ended up buying this one, and have been amazed at the difference in sound quality. I just kind of assumed that all CD players are the same. Not at all - this gives a richness of tone that is really impressive. Very happy with my purchase. The only down side is that, as another reviewer noted, it takes a few seconds to get up to speed (hence only 4 stars), but to be honest that is pretty minor. Highly recommended.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By M. Hutchinson on 16 Mar 2012
This music CD player is just what I wanted, no confusing connections on the back, just power in and 2 phono sockets for music out. I bought the basic Cambridge gold-plated leads and with these, my Arcam 8 amp and Bose speakers, I get crystal clear sound, crisp and resonant. Great listening pleasure at a very reasonable price. Comes with a simple remote for changing tracks ( and a few other features) while relaxing.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By julespw on 4 April 2011
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takes a while to run in, but coupled with the right amp & speakers its great for the price. Cd a little noisy when spinning on certain discs and takes a while to open/close/load compared to my previous cd player (sony)but once you get used to it it isn't a problem. Found a vast improvement in sound when I switched to a Cambridge Audio interconnect from the basic bog standard
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Hambletta-Maud on 21 Oct 2013
Whilst the sound is great (the same can be said for almost every CD player out there) the lack of functionality makes this one to be avoided.

There is no random play button. The mp3 tracks must be named as 01, 02, 03 etc ... otherwise it plays track 1, track 11, track 12 etc. The remote control is unpleasant to use. There is no ability to display track titles (this is a major omission, especially when playing mp3s).

Most of all the CD player takes an enormous amount of time for the tray to come out, and then for the CD to load. Don't think I'm exaggerating.

If you try to return it to Richer Sounds, then be aware that they charge a "handling fee" of 15%. Suddenly their 14-day returns guarantee is not so tempting after all.

ADD: The random play is actually impossible to use. It makes no sense whatever. Avoid This CD PLAYER IF you WANT To RETAIN YOUR SANITY. Get Something else instead.

ADD: I have to add to my own review to state yet again that the lack of functionality on this CD makes it very poor value for money. It is EXTREMELY difficult to get it to play mp3 tracks in a certain order. I have given up on this player and wish I had not bought it. With a little more forethought Cambridge Audio could have made a really great product, but with this they failed miserably.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Matt Lewis on 6 Jan 2013
I bought two of these CD players from Richer Sounds, one was brand new from the Richer Sounds store and the other, a refurbished model from Richer Sounds online store.

Both CD players play fine and sound great, the only thing I don't like about them is the slowness of the opening and closing of the CD drawer, it does take a while from pressing the opening/closing button on the front of the player or remote control.

The refurbished unit actually plays better than the brand new unit and that's because the brand new unit has a very noisey transport mechanism meaning you can hear the disc spinning and not only that there is a grinding noise from it too which isn't on all the CD's but some of them. Can be a little annoying at times.

With regards to connecting the units up, very simple. Just a pair of standard RCA connections on the back, no digital connections. I bought a pair of high quality interconnects from Richer Sound, they do the job nicely.

At some point though I am looking to trade the brand new unit in and upgrade to the Pioneer entry level SACD player (super audio CD player) only because the build quality and obviously being a Pioneer it will match my Pioneer amplifier beautifully.

This is the ideal CD player if you are on a tight budget. As long as you don't mind waiting for the CD drawer to open and close after pressing the button then it's a good player for you. Sound quality is very nice, very detailed and the actual build quality for a cheap CD player is very good. It's a smart looking machine with the included remote control, the remote control uses a battery which is the 10 pence piece type (2052 cell type).
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By ian m on 20 Sep 2012
Bought this on Richer Sounds advice, after having problems with CDR and CDRW (computer generated) discs - EVEN WOSE at playing them than the Tangent I bought from them. Wish I had not ditched my Technics or Eclipse players.The sound is not bad but disc tray is noisy and not smooth (a bit like Arkwrights till in Open All Hours)
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By J. Smart on 21 Sep 2012
I have had no problems playing pre recorded discs but it it is incapable of playing home burned discs without skipping. The first one I sent back within 7 days, the replacement I held onto for a couple of months in the hope that it would 'bed in'. Needless to say that it didn't.
I contacted Cambridge Audio direct and explained the problem. They acted as though it was a new problem to them but when I mentioned in a follow up communication that I had noticed a number of articles on various web pages mentioning it's inability to play CDR's I received a reply back saying 'Yes, I've seen those too'. However because the person dealing with my query had tried a few home burned CD's on the deck they have in the office he didn't seem to consider it to be a problem. I think Cambridge Audio need to look a little further into the reasons customers are experiencing the same fault with one of their products. There again, I suppose they think, it's only £120 so why bother.
To my mind it's worth bothering because it's costing them future custom. I wouldn't upgrade to any of the more expensive Cambridge Audio Hi-Fi equipment after this experience and I dare say that other customers that have experienced this fault will feel the same.

All my discs play without problem on my old NAD deck, my PC and a £15 portable that I bought in ASDA. I take great care of my discs and equipment and have not been able to replicate this fault on any other CD player (ie my 3 decks and various friends players). I can't even duplicate it on this deck as it will skip in different places each time.
I have even tried discs burned on various PC's using different burning software. It can't play any without skipping.
For the last forty years I have played music at some point in the day.
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