Marantz CC-3000 CD Players

4.55/5 (22 Reviews) MSRP : $249.00


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Johnny Farm a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: January 16, 2006

Bottom Line:   
Excellent CD Player.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2002

Price Paid:    $275.00

Purchased At:   audiomarket



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

Date Reviewed: August 4, 2003

Bottom Line:   
My Nakamichi MB2s starting having laser problems (occasional skipping) after 8 years, so I decided to buy a new changer. In side by side tests the Marantz is considerably more detailed and open. It's not as warm as the Nak, and less forgiving on bad recordings. All in all, I'm quite pleased with the player.
System:
Acurus A150 Power amp
B&K Pro10mc preamp
NHT 2.5 speakers
Kimber PBJ (excellent match for this player)
Apeture Wire speaker cable

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2002

Price Paid:    $179.00

Purchased At:   Cambridge Soundworks



Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by TorontoListener a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: November 8, 2002

Bottom Line:   
That price is in Canadian $.

Over the past two years I have been steadily modernizing and upgrading my HT components to the point where I now have a decent mid-line system, and an ear to match. The last component to be upgraded was the CD player.

After living with an old 1987 Philips single CD player, I decided to get a changer. I had borrowed a friend's Sony changer for a while and liked the convenience of the carousell, and also the improved sound over the Philips.

I decided on the Marantz CC3000, partly because of the looks, decent reviews, and the fact that it would match my SR6200 receiver. However, after getting this player and listening to it for a week, I returned it.

Compared to the older Sony changer that had analogue Outs only (I forget the model number), the Marantz sounded thin and lifeless on most material (one exception was the Cowboy Junkies' Trinity Session, which sounded fine). Using the CC3000's Coaxial Out to my Marantz SR6200 improved the sound only slightly, but it still lagged way behind the old Sony changer. Looks like I'm getting a new Sony SCD-C222ES to try and recapture that Sony performance, and get SACD capability as well.

The price of the CC3000 is attractive, but you get what you pay for.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   Bay Bloor Radio



Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by bsc a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: October 13, 2002

Bottom Line:   
After my Sony CD player started to intermittently act up after 10 years of use, I decided to move up to a Marantz. Or at least I thought I was. From a side by side comparison between the Sony and the Marantz, I can say that the Sony is a better player. The Marantz has superior reproduction of the high frequencies and has a volume control on the remote whereas the Sony does not. That's about it for the Marantz. The Sony has better bass output, greater stereo separation and is vastly more user friendly and reliable than the Marantz. Remember, this is in comparison to a player that is half the price and a decade old. After 3 weeks of play, the Marantz started to rotate from disk to disk non-stop. The only way to end it was to shut off the power. This has happened twice. The display is unlegible from a distance of more than a few feet, the remote is of poor design and even the owner's manual is poorly written. To top it off, the Marantz Tech. support has proven to be quite inconsequential (i.e. no reply from tech. support). This gives one an indication of the support the manufacturer is willing to give to its product.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $288.00

Purchased At:   Commercial Electroni



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

Date Reviewed: August 12, 2002

Bottom Line:   
I purchased this unit to utilize the multi-disk aspect in order to satisfy my wife's needs.

I have it sitting below "my" cd player (Arcam CD72 DiVA) which is a highly acclaimed British player at triple the cost. To my dismay there is so little difference between the two players that to my ears at least that is indistinguishable. Maybe if I sat and really concentrated, played identical tracks on each player, switched back and forth between the two, I "may" find a broader, deeper, airier, (insert audiophile jargon here) but I haven't done that.

Now I feel the need to throw more money at the Arcam and bring it upgrade it to the CD92...grrrr

My system:

Arcam CD72
Marantz cc3000
Bryston 3BST
Marantz SR 19
KimberKable 8TC
IXOS (high end interconnects)
B&W CDM 9NT's/7NT's and centre channel
Velodyne subs

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   A & B Sound




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