Arcam CD73T CD Players

3.67/5 (12 Reviews) MSRP : $699.00


Product Description

24-bit Wolfson DAC, Sony transport, 6 power supplies, optical and coaxial digital outputs, remote control.


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Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Vladimir Srok a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: January 31, 2014

Bottom Line:   
Before this CD player I had Arcam Alpha 7SE. I’m disappointed with CD 73.
Treble is better at CD 73
Middle is much better at Alpha 7SE
Bus is better at CD 73
Soundstage is better at CD 73
Vocals are better at CD 73
But, overall CD 73 is overpriced. Arcam Alpha 7SE is better, due to total lacking of middle range sounds at CD73. All better things above, are not enough due to total lacking of middle range sounds at CD73.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2001



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Lee Collins a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: January 21, 2008

Bottom Line:   
Firstly, this is a CD player that offers fantastic detail, unfortunately people people with a lesser capability to distinguish between all of the elements of music may find its too "cold". This CD player is far from it, just accurate. It depicts sound amazingly across the range well and, therefore you can choose amps and speakers to give you the muddy warmth some people seem to prefer.

The point of digital audio is for it to be represented accurately, as mentioned before, you should use other audio components to adjust the sound to personal taste. If the source is accurate and detailed you cant go wrong. CD players should not taint the original recording. People devote their lives to mastering, just because its "cold" does not mean this is not a good player. This player cannot be beaten for accuracy, both in its price bracket and in players costing double.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2006



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

Date Reviewed: December 24, 2006

Bottom Line:   
One of the most musical players I have heard below $1000. This is a smooth player with a very fluid presentation. Vocals start and stop naturally without bein edgy. A piano has weight versus sounding like a ping sound. Soudgstage is vast and has depth. The beauty in this player is in resolving details. Chorus sounds like a chorus where you can hear some singers lag behind slightly, not as one muddy piece which is supposed to be a chours. This player is NOT bright but I wouldn't recommend it with a bright amp. This is not because it is bright but because it is neutral. Compared to a NAD 542 (which is a dull player) this one may sound bright but it is way superior and sounds more natural. The ease at which music flows easily makes this THE best player under $1000 beating the cambridge 640, NAD 542 and even the marantz 6000KI.

Treble - very smooth, free flowing devoid of all edge, excellent for slow music and vocals.
Mids - very smooth, not veiled, natural, NO GRAIN in the sound
Bass - not over extended or boomy, very control and has lot of weight. This player may sound like it lacks bass but it is doing the bass just correctly. It adds weight to the sound not boom.
Soundstage - huge soundstage with superb imaging and depth
Veiling - very clean OPEN sound, nothing sund hidden
Detail - mind blowing redention of detail, the NAD 542 makes the chorus sound like one piece of sound while the Arcam truly renders the chorus the way it should sound i.e. you can hear individual voices summing the chorus

This player is not meant for those looking for sound with any bite, it is smooth, natural and complete i.e. nothing sounds lacking.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2006



Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Ronald Howlett a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: May 22, 2006

Bottom Line:   
What a nice sounding piece of equipment when it works.....It is very tempermental and keep giving me error messages "no disc" I am not sure I will ever buy another Arcam unit. I am trying now to get some customer service about the continous probem which I think has happend more than once.....
I have Adcom equipment and have never had 1 problem....
Stay clear if possible with Arcam unless the high end stuff is better.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   2003

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   Definition Audio



Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:2
Submitted by lee parsons a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: August 4, 2005

Bottom Line:   
all i got to say is this cd player is very overrated,i find the sound cold and artificial sounding,i got this as a backup player to my denon 2900 player and i think the cd sound on my denon is alot better.i thought the cd sound would have been better on the arcam but i was wrong,for one of the below reveiws to say this arcam is night and day better than the denon2900 player is ludicris.if your looking for a single disc player skip this one look elsewhere.i might sell this and get a rotel or musical fidelity cd player

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2004

Price Paid:    $520.00

Purchased At:   used




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