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Looks good but disappointing in all other respects.,
This review is from: Cambridge Cd10 Blk (Electronics)
My Arcam CD player had reached the end of its life (20 years of good service) and not being able to afford to spend too much on it's replacement i was persuaded to go with Cambridge Audio Topaz CD10 by a salesperson.
The exterior of the player is exactly what i want, it's clean and simple. The disappointment begins as soon as i switch it on and start playing discs.
1) The drawer loads in a very clunky, rattly way.
2) It takes nearly 10 seconds to recognise a disc and then another 8 seconds to play it. To play mp3 format discs it took nearly 30 seconds.
3) It inserts gaps between tracks when playing prerecorded cd's - try Pink Floyd and see what i mean.
4) It sounds fine with classical music and jazz but makes rock sound tinny, removes all the detail, makes the music sound like it's been squashed together into a small cardboard box.
5) Just one more thing, and it's a minor niggle, but the cd drawer doesnt come out fully.
Unfortunately, i couldn't recommend this player. I have had it for 2 days and it's already annoying me. It's going to have to go back. A word of advice, never listen to salespeople, do your own research and make your own mind up.