Sugden SDT-1 CD Players

4.6/5 (5 Reviews)


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

Date Reviewed: February 4, 2014

Bottom Line:   
SUGDEN CDT-1SE TDA1541A S1 CDM 9Pro Dac

A superb all-rounder with particularly convincing rhythms.?Sounds to vinyl (non-aggressive, a touch of sweetness, open, spacious)?Extremely well built, Highly recommended, ?When it is hot, then the sound came, CDM 9Pro, Philips TDA1541A S1 Single Crown D/A Converter DAC, Digtal output 75 ohm 50 Watt,?Sugden SDT-1,Sugden SDT-1 SE ?

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   Pre 1995



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

Date Reviewed: July 19, 2002

Bottom Line:   
Very simple player with no extra controls. Produce a really clear sound with a lot of details. Good bass extension.

Very nice player. Do not hesitate if you can buy one used.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   Pre 1995

Price Paid:    $625.00

Purchased At:   Filtronique Son-Or



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Rowland Fraser a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: June 26, 2001

Bottom Line:   
I bought this unit a number of years ago. At the time, I reckoned that all CD players sounded more or less the same. However, when I auditioned the STD-1 it clearly sounded better than the competition at the time.

Recently I had a look at a Cyrus 7 CD player ($1300), as DAC technology has supposedly come a long way in the last few years. I was amazed that my old STD-1 easily outperformed the Cyrus in every area. The Cyrus has been very well reviewed. I also tried a Meridian (model ???), and again, no improvement. I did hear a Krell which was very impressive, but outside my budget.

So, after 5 years I will keep the Sugden. I don't claim that it has an analogue sound, but it is one of the better ways to listen to CDs.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1995



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Francesc Martin a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: March 10, 2001

Bottom Line:   
I've just bought this product as out-of market equipment (It was not sold).
I've asthonished, in the age of 24bits/192Khz, of how an exceptional DAC (Philips TDA1541 AS1), "just" a 16 bits 4x oversampling, can do. The detail and sweatness now I have, compared to an also sweat CD (AMC CDM7) is incredible. Overall, the quality in strings (guitar, even piano, is exceptional, compared to the price).
For the original price (2500 US$), It's still good.
The associated electronics is a SPHINX mith5 amplifier and loudspeakers GOV alegria (spanish design based on Focal's drivers)

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   1996

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   Second Hand Store



Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Jean-Francois Page a an Audiophile

Date Reviewed: May 16, 1997

Bottom Line:   
I bought this CD player recently and I am very enthusiast by this player. The soundstage is spacious, the sound imaging is stable. Like other British products, the sound is like a turntable, sweet and non-agresssive. The dynamics are very good. The bass and lower-bass are strong with a little bit of roundness. In a few terms, this CD player deliver a warm sound with a lot of details and good dynamics and bass.

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Duration Product Used:   an Audiophile




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