Marantz CD-48 CD Players

4.45/5 (22 Reviews) MSRP : $230.00


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Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Audiomaster a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: May 2, 2016

Bottom Line:   
The worst from Marantz, I didn't think Marantz could make something as cheap sounding as this just to get their share of the MARKET.

The problem was it was not delivering what was on the recoded CDs, I am talking about the redbook CDs.
It started delivering from midrange and up, no bass, and it was all highly compressed and fatigue sounding.

The fact is of all the CD players I have had in the past , non of them could deliver the music which is detailed without being in your face, non fatigue, tremendous dynamics , drums are well defined and the cymbals are so real sounding, does anyone know of a player like that?

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1997



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Andy a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: October 19, 2012

Bottom Line:   
There is nothing to add.. It is one of the best players I ever heard. :-)

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2005



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

Date Reviewed: May 20, 2003

Bottom Line:   
Bought my CD48 to replace an Ariston CDX700,which I was talked into buying as a first CD.
The difference was so extreme,that I have since upgraded every part of the system I had.
I know now that the CD48 is not perfect,but for £100 u.k,it's still a great buy.It was the first time I'd heard the music really come to life on a digital format.Hearing the seperation of the highs,mids and lows was something I hadn't expereinced with the Ariston CDX700.It is solidly built,and there is plenty there for people who like buttons on their hi-fi.
The only low point is that I bought a Pioneer PDR-609 CD Recorder last year.That took me by surprise by sounding better than the CD48 on playback.It sounds sharper and clearer.It's going to be interesting hearing how it compares to the Cambridge Audio CD6,which I got for my girlfriends birthday today for,wait for it,£30 u.k.
I will still recommend the CD48 to anyone who wants to make the first step up to proper hi-fi,without paying through the nose.
The setup used is
Marantz CD48
Sherwood R725 Receiver
Gale Mini Monitors
Celestion F20 Floorstanders
Cambridge Audio Pearl Interconnects
Gale XL 315 Cable

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1999

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   Richer Sounds



Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by shirasagi a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: January 2, 2003

Bottom Line:   
At first I thought this was an unusually good player, but more extended experience has shown otherwise. This player smears the treble far too much...listen, for example, to Helen Merrill on "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To." The S sounds are unbearable, like quick hits of sandpaper. I have an older Rotel that makes this song not only bearable but most enjoyable. Also, the musicality the Marantz initially seemed to have was artificial, like a cheap player tuned to sound really great. Which is exactly what this one, in the end analysis, is.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1996

Price Paid:    $80.00

Purchased At:   eBay



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Jan a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: February 6, 2001

Bottom Line:   
I bought Marantz Cd-48 together with Marantz Pm66SE amp and B&W DM601S2 speakers. The cd player has a lot of functions which I don`t use much but you never know. The sound is good for all kind of music. I`m a casual listener and I wonder if my hi-fi system match together. Decent interconnects are a must. The similarity to the Philips CD player is obvious. I don`t like design of the new Marantz cd players. This player is a great value nonetheless.

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Used product for:   3 months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   1997

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   local dealer




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