Marantz CC-67 CD Players

CC-67

CD Changer

User Reviews (1)

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Dr Woo   AudioPhile [May 08, 2009]

I've owned this player for many years and have nothing but good things to say about the CC-67 player from Marantz, think phillips made it for them? I use this cd player as a reference model along with Marantz DV-7600 SACD player. All in all; it's quiet and plays your cd's flawlessly, using the analog output coupled to a Marnatz 3800 preamp and Model 240 stereo amp. The Altec Lansing model 9 loudspeakers never sounded so good until i hooked up this player, and my system i thought sounded great before! Bitstream Conversion makes the difference in sound quality, and this player is equipped. So hit the quick play and enjoy...

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Mark   Audio Enthusiast [Dec 28, 1999]
Strength:

Quick, quiet operation. Surprisingly good analog sound.

Weakness:

Cheap remote; DTS CDs won't play

This model is being cleared out for the new cc 3000 and cc 4000. I purchased mine for $300 new in the box from a local high-end shop. Retails around $400. I purchased this 5 cd-changer with the intent on listening to DTS cds that my older Denon model couldn't play because it had no digital out. Unfortunately, this model, even with a coaxial digital out, won't play DTS cds. Nevertheless, I'm quite happy. I have it hooked up to a Nakamichi AV-10 receiver, both digitally and with analog connectors. Surprisingly, the analog sound is quite noticeably better than using the Nak's DAC. Sound has much more depth and punch. I really enjoy the quick-play feature on the disc drawer. Load one cd, hit quick-play and the unit quickly plays that disc rather than cycling through all the empty sockets as most changers would do. The unit operates quietly. Even the drawer opens and closes quietly. Unfortunately, Philips (the parent of Marantz) included a cheap remote that operates on a battery more associated with watches than remotes. They didn't even enclose a battery in the packaging. I had to look through the owner's manual to learn what type of battery is needed. And then for some strange reason my Nak's learning remote can't deal with this device. This a first, since I have several units programmed into the Nak remote. This is not a hardship, however, because I simply load 5 discs in the drawer, hit random, and walk away. Overall, I highly recommend this unit if it can be found for $300 or under. I didn't believe one player could sound better than another, but I clearly noticed an improvement in the sound of my CDs going from my 4-year-old Denon to the Marantz.

Similar Products Used: Denon 5-CD changer, older model, no digital out
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
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