Arcam CD36 CD Players

5/5 (4 Reviews)


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Nicolas K a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: May 30, 2016

Bottom Line:   
I had to figure out what this player was all about - and when that was done I must admit it is a wonderful piece of equipment. The sound is LP-like smooth and real. Bought mine used and had to change the SONY laser. It was easily done and the new part was less than 10£ on Ebay. An absolute steal for the price I paid (app. 150£) even here in 2016. I am using it whit the Arcam A32 and a set of Snell D-type.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2006



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Alan Nonymous a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: November 11, 2015

Bottom Line:   
I unhappily submit this short 3rd 5 star review knowing I can ONLY give this incredible blend of style, build and transcendent musical prowess I measly 5 stars. I picked it up locally from a gumtree ad last Sunday from an elderly gent who very kindly parted with this gift for £70 (thanks Phil your a true gent and a real enthusiast!). I could go on all day about the sound, suffice to say even with the modest partnerships of Cambridge Audio Pre C500 Rotel RB-850 Power driving a pair of Mordaunt Short MS20i Pearls the captavatingly unique sound is nothing short of intoxicating. Seriously I just cannot get enough of it !

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2006



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by shoe a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: November 14, 2008

Bottom Line:   
I have compared the Arcam FMJ 36 to more expensive players and suprisingly the Arcam sounded better in many areas. Very wide soundstage with excellent detail. Instruments and voices easy to pick out in the music with depth and location of instruments easily heard. If the recording is a good one the player will give you that wide tall soundstage where the music sees to float there above and way beyond the speakers.
Although it is a smooth player it's dynamic capibilities are astounding. The bass may seem to have less weight when first listening, however the bass on the Arcam is tonally acurate and can let you hear those bass notes moving along instead of rounded/bloated notes like many other players.
Easy to use , straight forward and never a glitch in opperation, a well made product.
Perhaps a sleeper that for the price can't be beat.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2006

Purchased At:   used



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by GaryRD a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: November 26, 2007

Bottom Line:   
I love the simplicity of this player and am in love with the sound. It is so amazing realistic sounding that good recordings have a palpable qulaity; however, the downside is of course that inferior recordings are easily exposed as well. For the price I paid, it is hard to imagine a better performer. Arcam is known for their digital source equipment, and the CD36 just furthers that glowing reputation.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2005

Price Paid:    $1100.00

Purchased At:   eBay




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