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California Audio Labs DX-1
20 Reviews
rating  3.8 of 5
MSRP  595.00
Description: Delta-sigma d/a


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jeb DePaiva a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: September 30, 2007

Bottom Line:   
I actually just got this player today and have been listening non-stop. The sound is surprisingly close to my vinyl setup (which spanked my last CD player). Warm, yet detailed and vibrant sounding. Also, there were subtle flaws in some recording that were heard on LP I always assumed it was an imperfection on the LP. However, when I got this player the flaws were now noticeable on the CD as well! Of course everybody has a different idea of the perfect sound, but if your a vinyl person you won't be disappointed with this player.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1995

Price Paid:    $195.00

Purchased At:   Private party



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jwsb a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: November 24, 2004

Bottom Line:   
Best for price player. warm and musical. never had a problem with it. might get a similar sound though from a philips dac7 although cal is a lot richer. highs seem a bit rolled off

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   Sensible Audio



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Tom Farnsworth a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: March 5, 2002

Bottom Line:   
Bought this unit new in 98' and have never had a problem. For the $300 I paid for it nothing comes close. Of course, that was 98".

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   1998

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   sound seller



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tom a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: July 29, 2000

Bottom Line:   
This single player is an excellent value. After approximately 5 years of daily use I have never encountered any problems with either its performance or the easy listening it provides. Completely reliable. Best for classical, jazz, vocals or acoustic-centered music. Those who like a forward-sounding player may want to look elsewhere. Highly recommended !

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1996



Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Ray a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: March 18, 2000

Bottom Line:   
It's a nice player. Have 800 series monstercable interconnects and speakerwire. Krell 300i amp and
b&w 805 matrix speakers on sound anchors. Occasionally
the player sounds harsh. Just in listening to the krell
300cd did i notice that There was information missing in
the cal dx-1. It just wasn't there. Has good bass extersion
nice sound stagging, the human voice can come across a
little cold at times. Depends on the cd. It is more for
rock and jazz, classical doesn't seem as pleasing on this
player.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1995




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