C.E.C. CD-2100 CD Players

3.67/5 (3 Reviews) MSRP : $400.00

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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by miroalien a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: October 8, 2003

Bottom Line:   
Hallo Friends! Oct.8,2003
Very musical natural sound. High is natural,much details and no harshness. Mid are rich and soft. Bass strong and always under control. It`s really good
player for this price. In near future
I want buy new C.E.C. cd player from
TL series maybe. Sorry for my poor english. With best regards from Poland,
Zabrze City.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   1997

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   Second hand from Ger

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Alan a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: September 9, 2000

Bottom Line:   
When shopping for an affordable priced true audiophile CD player, the picking is slim. One of the best bagains has been the Parasound units... but Parasound has dropped their CD player line. This is where the CEC players come in to play, as they were the maker of the beloved Parasounds (and I have a Parasound '1000 as well in another system). The best thing I can say about this player is not what it does.... but what it does not do. It does not make you suffer as you play your CDs on a sub $500 deck. Sound is smooth, operation is smooth, build is very solid at this price point, and the gold face is a breath of fresh air over the black finishes we are all tired of looking at.

When I bought my '2100, it was for a second system - and when I upgraded to a CEC TL-5100Z on my main system, I normally would have moved the Sony '303ES to the second system and sell the 2100. I kept the 2100 and boxed-up the ES.

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Used product for:   3 months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   1999

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   Audio Advisor

Overall Rating:3
Submitted by Werner Ogiers a an Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: January 2, 1997

Bottom Line:   
This time not a belt-driven CD-player from oddball brand CEC, as the cost
of this machine is a mere $930. Again a simple full-metal black case (and
ugly to boot), this time holding a rigid-looking transport section and
further Philips' Continuous Calibration Hybrid DAC (BMCC) and a 5532-based
analog section. Care has been taken to implement a jitter-free master clock,
according to the blurb.

When put to the test in my system (this time Sphinx Two.II, Quad 306, Quad ESL,
totalling over $6500 of system), the CEC dissappointed a bit. It sounds quite
like the average CD-player at this price: dynamic, yes, with a clean treble,
fine, but also grey, lacking tonal colour, and rhythmically impaired. It isn't
bad, but neither is it outstanding.

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Duration Product Used:   an Audio Enthusiast

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