Conrad-Johnson DF-2 CD Players

DF-2

Sensitivity: 1.0 VRMS output at 0 dB (maximum output) Distortion: less than .05% THD Bandpass: 5 Hz to 20 KHz, +0, -.5 dB

User Reviews (2)

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beam   Audio Enthusiast [Jun 30, 2000]
Strength:

overall performance

Weakness:

mine: gold color

At first, I was a bit skeptical about this cd player. I know the reputation of this company's preamps, esp. ART, and its power amps.
Then, my friend sold it to me since he needed to move overseas.
After listening and comparing it to SF SFCD-1 and Krell-250cd, I'm satisfied and glad with this cd player. It produces clearer and more detail rather than the ones from Krell 250cd or SFCD-1. SFCD-1 is warmer, though. Krell a bit harsh on highs.
DF-2 gives deeper soundstage. The bass is deep and tight. Highs are smooth as liquid. The music it creates is natural and transparent. BTW, I audition this player with classical and jazz.

Assoc. equipment:
preamp : ML 380S
power amo : ML 33H
speaker : Thiel CS 7.2
cable : Cardas Golden Cross interconnects and speakers

Similar Products Used: Sonic Frontiers SFCD-1, Krell KAV-200/300cd
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
mike perez   Audiophile [Aug 06, 2000]
Strength:

it's ability to produce palpable vocals

Weakness:

none

Upon reviewing the DF-2 I think it's a great player for the price. After i got my DF-2 player, I sold my Sonic Frontiers SFCD. The cj is oh so much more involving and detailed in every respect. It's a terrific player and I'm keeping it for good.

I also have the DF-1 cd player with its own volume control. The DF-1 is identical sonically to the DF-2 (I can't tell the difference). But the DF-1 is a rare unit and hard to find at this stage. Especially it has a cj volume pot control NOT digital ! NO NOISE.

I'm keeping the DF-1 and DF-2 forever.............

Incidently, I bought the DF-1 for around $700 and it retails for $1,595. Believe me you will not find a DF-1 any time soon............... Good Luck!

Similar Products Used: cj DF-1
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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