Arcam CD72T CD Players

5/5 (9 Reviews) MSRP : $799.00


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Arcam Diva CD72T CD Player


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by The Phantom Flan Flinger a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: January 18, 2006

Bottom Line:   
I have had the cd72t now for 3 years and so far, just about about every type of music I've played on it has been reproduced beautifully. The only thing with this machine is.... make sure you don't play poorly recorded albums, it'll show them up! I never understood HIFI CHOICE giving it only 3 out of 5, they were fair about a lot of points though it has to be said. At the end of the day it's all down to personal taste, usually for me I find Arcam and Rotel always hit the spot. What I wanted to say as well was....what is the difference between the cd72t and the cd73? Apart from the cd player both mine and a friends set up are identical, I'm telling you there's no difference in sound whatsoever just incase anybody has ever wondered, well who cares, they're both wonderfull machines.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2002

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   Superfi



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

Date Reviewed: April 1, 2004

Bottom Line:   
This is a review of the Diva CD82T which is not listed but certainly worthy of a review. Needing a replacement for an aging CD player I went about auditioning one box players with a ceiling of $3000 in mind (Cdn dollars). Having a Linn integrated, I considered a Linn player, but found the value for price not there. I also listened to several Rotel products, highly rated, and very good. However, once I auditioned the CD82T, I kept going back. It just sounded right. The CD72 was great, but the 82 just seemed to have a little fuller sound. For my dollar I found this player to be the absolute point of diminishing returns, ie: twice as good as a $1000 player, but only marginally behind a far more expensive player. You would have to spend a considerable amount to get something that would be enough of an upgrade to consider. I think the real statement was from my wife, who upon hearing the player, accused me of getting new speakers. (If she could not recognize the old ones....maybe I should have??) I have now discovered a whole new library of music with previously hidden detail. In terms of value, by far the best component I have.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2003

Price Paid:    $1800.00

Purchased At:   Audio Ark



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by sound67 a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: February 1, 2004

Bottom Line:   
I used the latest version, the new CD73T (sticker on the back says August of 2003 as date of manufacture). They replaced the Burr Brown D/A converters with Wolfson 24bit, though I have no idea if that really makes a difference (differences between CD players account for about 5% in the chain, no more!).

As is, the 73T is superb value for money. Thoroughly reliable - which is more than I can say for other units costing three times as much, impressive soundstage, treble and bass rounded off just a little as not to sound too harsh or boomy.

Very good for classical listeners: big, bold, detailed sound, vocal performances really sound natural and "alive". Built could be a bit more sturdy, but the CD drives makes a very good impression.

This is a player for people who don't want to worry about the performance! CD players I auditioned which cost three times as much did not sound any better. Boring design is a minor distraction (not NAD-boring, but a bit blah).

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2003

Price Paid:    $650.00

Purchased At:   local hifi dealer



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

Date Reviewed: January 16, 2004

Bottom Line:   
This were the words describing the CD72T
by owners and reviewers I carefully read
before making this purchase.
-articulate
-open and refined upper and mid frequencies
-broad/wide soundstage
-good freq range
-gives good representation to each instrument
-decently built
-very good if not best at it's price range
-better with vocals and easy listening
and jazz than rock

I could not agree more, with those observations.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2002

Price Paid:    $475.00

Purchased At:   used



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by danbry39 a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: March 12, 2003

Bottom Line:   
Each of my other CD players (Adcom, Onkyo, Harman Kardon) have strengths and weaknesses. Performance wise, the Arcam demonstrates the best of the other players, with no glaring weaknesses. Simply stated, it is musical (quick), dynamic, authoritative, and detailed. It is very clear sounding, but without harshness or fatigue. It covers the highs and lows with clarity and resolve. Just what the doctor ordered and, for those who love listening to stereo on redbook CD's, well worth the money spent. Put simply, I hardly listened to CD's before and listen for hours on end now.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2003




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Emotiva ERC-1 vs Arcam CD72t - My thoughts...

I finally decided to pull the trigger on the ERC-1 CD Player over the holidays....at $319 I couldn't say no. Got to spend some time with it last night side by side with my Arcam CD72t. That's the best player I've owned and retailed around $800-$850 in 2003-04. I've only spent maybe 3-4 hrs on ... Read More »

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I have a Arcam CD72T (Black) in amazing condition. There are no scratches or scuffs. I have the original manual, box, remote, and power cord. Has never been moved from my main system. Asking $375 OBO. Will take money order or paypal. Or local pickup would be great if you live in the Southern ... Read More »

Sweet sounding CD player- Arcam CD72t

I have been looking for a dedicated CD player for about 6 months now. I read many reviews on different models and listened to as many as I could. Decided to pick up the Arcam CD72t used. WOW! I have had about 4 CD players and to DVD/CD players going back to 1985. This is the best sound...by far. ... Read More »

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