DPA Digital Renaissance (24bit) CD Players

4.67/5 (6 Reviews) MSRP : $1895.00


Product Description

update of 16bit version


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

Date Reviewed: September 26, 2003

Bottom Line:   
This is a truly wonderful CD player and I can't see it being beaten by anything other than machines costing ridiculous sums of money, perhaps not even then. Renaissance CDP has a huge soundstage…the soundstage is the best I've heard, a top level accurate but in same time ear satisfying sound. In my opinion it is natural said in one word! It is simply outstanding. Its ability to uncover the detail in my CDs, without sounding clinical or harsh, is amazing. It mates very well with the rest of my system -- my Dynaudio 1.8’s and Krell amp. . Sounded better overall than either of the Rega systems, to my ear. Just more detail without sounding harsh. That's a big win for my system!
This is absolutely one of the best CD-players available!

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1998

Price Paid:    $2000.00

Purchased At:   hi-end store



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Gerd Roesser a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: November 26, 2002

Bottom Line:   
I bought it used for very little money (170€). it was sold as defective. It needed new cinch connectors for the analogue output. I never thought that somebody would use such cheap PCB-mounted connecors for such a device... Also the display is broken (somebody knows a source for a new one???), but who needs a display for ejoying music? d;-)))

Other equipment:
Audioanalyse PA90 (integrated amplifier)
Dynaudio Focus
good interconnections...

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1997

Price Paid:    $170.00

Purchased At:   Second hand at eBay



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by dave nguyen a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: August 9, 2002

Bottom Line:   
great cd player. clean powerful sound,.cannot find munch information about DPD..

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1997

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   friend



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Juergen Keim a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: October 14, 2001

Bottom Line:   
Take care with partnering, if dpa fits it can be the fastest overwhelming sounding CD Player on the market even the enlightenment is now 6 Years on the market.......

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1995

Price Paid:    $2000.00

Purchased At:   peacock Germany (distributors)



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dan Johnson a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: September 4, 2000

Bottom Line:   
Surprisingly good CD player. Bought this as a demo unit after listening to many other high end players. Very smooth sounding, with great highs and good bass. This player resolved details as well as the Classe I demoed against it, but the Renaissance had better soundstage and imaging. I also heard this paired with the DBA Enlighment DAC, which was nothing short of amazing sounding. DPA has a timing cable that goes between the CD player and DAC the eliminates any jitter. It doesn't remove jitter after the fact - by using the same clock for both devices no jitter is ever introduced. Not sure why this player or DAC never really caught on in the US. Great sound for the price. With the outboard DAC it competes with players in the $3-5K range.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1998

Price Paid:    $1500.00




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