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YBA CD 1 Blue Laser
7 Reviews
rating  4.86 of 5
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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Jean-Pierre Bondu a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: November 22, 2002

Bottom Line:   
Excellent CD player. Sounds very natural. There is flesh around the bone. And emotion. I use it with Diamond Plus interconnects. Note that they need a long break in. These cables get better and better with time, like good red wine. Back to CD1 : if you look for LP sound with CD usability, then here you are.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $5000.00

Purchased At:   reseller



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:2
Submitted by tier a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: January 31, 2002

Bottom Line:   
The YBA1 with the blue LED (not laser!) is a truly fine player, and although it is still one of the best out there, it isn't as superior as it once was. YBA isn't changing with the times, and now others are surpassing it. Even the cheap Audio Aero Prima 24/192, at $2500.00 Cdn., is better than the over-priced YBA1 now. The Audio Aero Capitole wipes-up the floor with it. (it took another French company to topple YBA, apparently!)

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   1998



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by John McCabe a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: January 19, 2002

Bottom Line:   
The YBA CD1 produces music - there is no digital edge evident. I haven't listened to BAT, Linn, Naim, Levinson players etc but I'm so happy with my YBA CD1. The sound is unambiguously superior in every way to anything I've heard before in my home. I'm very happy with it. My last set up was the MSB Dac with my industrial strength Pioneer as a transport. The sound was fine but there was no mistaking the digital edge and the sound was not unfatuiging. The YBA is truly musical by comparison - combining detail with effortless naturalness - a rare combination for a CD Player. I highly recommend it.

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Used product for:   3 months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   1997

Purchased At:   Audiogon



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dimitris Lykouressis a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: July 2, 2001

Bottom Line:   
Recentlu I upgrated my CD2 to YBA 1 player .After initial burn in the trip to paradise started. Pure music.It extracts all the musical details and it transfers the listener to pure musical nirvana.It is the best music transducer ever made Partner it with YBA amplification andd you end up sleepless forat least two days

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000

Purchased At:   Sonus Studio



Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Lester a an Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: August 14, 1999

Bottom Line:   
CD players don't come any better. Mark Levinson, Naim, Meridien... are incapable of reproducing sound as mellifluous as YBA. The company's patented Blue Laser technology is nothing short of brilliant, even when used with YBA's humble entry-level Integré amp.
I've got an interesting question: Does a better sub-$10,000 CD player exist?

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