Quad 99 CD-P CD Players

99 CD-P

cd/preamp with 24/192 upsampling

User Reviews (5)

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henk3   AudioPhile [Nov 22, 2003]
Strength:

Size Sound Simple operation

Weakness:

Flimsy cd tray (jeez) it's a Quad so true audiophiles will wonder: Tell them The Absolute Sound (USA) wrote an incredible review

wow. this is a NICE cd player (and, believe me, I've had my share of one and two box things for the horrible digidisx). It makes the music, and is the closest I have ever heard to pretty analogue. I also like the fact that it is small (minute?); I was never crazy about Quad electronics (LOVE the electrostat speakers tho). found it too mushy, gentle, uninvolving, soft. This thing is something else! As I am typing I've got the new Radiohead on the Stax headphones and it is loud and nasty and -well- like analogue, you know. Did I say it is cute and small and my wife likes it, 'cause it is so simple to operate and so easy to understand. BUY IT

Similar Products Used: Nakamichi all Philips and Marantzes JVC XLZ-1010 (HP/TAS recommended) Audio Art (= Cambridge Audio) + DA Denon cd/dvd stuff (don't bother!) -curious about Sony SACD....
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
BigThistle   AudioPhile [Mar 16, 2003]
Strength:

Exceptionally well built. Good looking - but the sonic quality is sublime. Likes Ecosse Maestro interconnect. Flexible - I run a new Sony CD changer thru the DAC - and direct to Quad 909 Power Amp as it has built-in pre-amp

Weakness:

NONE

I second the other review posted here - I find that this is a superb piece of equipment, accurate & detailed. An unsung hero here in the US. I moved up (most reluctantly) from my faithful & excellent Quad CD67 - most difference noticed in added depth, and also more forgiving on early CD's (ahem, 80's rock..) Spectacular with well produced CD's

Similar Products Used: Quad CD67 / 66 Series
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
gmood1   AudioPhile [Oct 02, 2002]
Strength:

24/192 upsampling not oversampling , preamp , great dac , imaging and sound stage very precise , no ear bleeding

Weakness:

For this price not a chance !

This has turned out to be a great cd player ! For the money it will be hard to beat . The unit is a three in one product . You can use it as a preamp , cd player and a dac . With the 24/192 upsampling it is very smooth and warm with great detail . I almost bought a rega planet but after trying this thing out , I would say it's a better player for me. The Rega seemed a little harsh to me and with no real personality . But the Quad brings the music up close and personal ! It didn't start out that way , when I first plugged it up I could hardly listen to it.After a 100 hours of burn in it is as smooth as vanilla ice cream . The unit has 3 optical and 3 digital coax inputs for devices and also a optical output. This means you can hook a multi disc changer to it and get 24/192 upsampling ! There is also variable and fixed analog outputs so you can plug this unit straight to a amp or a preamp / processor. Remeber there are stand alone dacs that cost what this unit does . Retail is 1500.00 but you maybe able to get a deal on one thru a dealer . This unit is basically unkown in the United States but is a serious audiophile piece of equipment ! Avoid the hype and trust your ears , you will be amazed . And no I don't work for quad ,I just call em like I hear them . It also breaths new life into older recordings with upsampling and without making your ears bleed . It has an audiophile grade volume control and uses a high grade cs crystal dac ! It will compete with cd players twice it's price easy ! Good look hunting not an easy piece to find . Unless you leavein the UK !

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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