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CD17 MK3 KI - Level 3 upgrade

£1,800.00
  • 2x Mundorf AG 25V 22000uF PSU Smoothing capacitors (analogue psu)
  • 2x Mundorf AG 25V 22000uF PSU Smoothing capacitors (digital psu)
  • 2x Panasonic PPS decoupling capacitors (analogue psu)
  • 2x Panasonic PPS decoupling capacitors (digital psu)
  • 1x Fidelity Audio C3 low jitter clock (dac reclocking)
  • CLK-R low noise clock regulation / filter circuit
  • 1x SPower HC +12V low noise regulator (analogue psu)
  • 1x SPower HC -12V low noise regulator (analogue psu)
  • 1x SPower HC +5V low noise regulator (servo psu)
  • 1x SPower HC +5V low noise regulator (servo driver psu)
  • 1x SPower ‘D’ +5V discrete low noise regulator (decoder)
  • 1x SPower ‘D’ +5V discrete low noise regulator (dac digital Rch)
  • 1x SPower ‘D’ +5V discrete low noise regulator (dac analogue Rch)
  • 1x SPower ‘D’ +5V discrete low noise regulator (dac digital Lch)
  • 1x SPower ‘D’ +5V discrete low noise regulator (dac analogue Lch)
  • 2x Rubycon ZA/ZLG decoupling capacitors (+/- 12V supply)
  • 4x Rubycon ZA/ZLG decoupling capacitors (HDAM Supply)
  • 2x Rubycon ZA/ZLG decoupling capacitors (dac vref Rch)
  • 2x Rubycon ZA/ZLG decoupling capacitors (dac vref Lch)
  • 2x Panasonic PPS decoupling capacitors (dac vref Rch)
  • 2x Panasonic PPS decoupling capacitors (dac vref Lch)
  • 1x Oscon SEPC Polymer capacitor (dac digital Rch)
  • 1x Oscon SEPC Polymer capacitor (dac analogue Rch)
  • 1x Oscon SEPC Polymer capacitor (dac digital Lch)
  • 1x Oscon SEPC Polymer capacitor (dac analogue Lch)
  • 1x Oscon SEPC Polymer capacitor (decoder)
  • 3x Oscon SEPC Polymer capacitor (servo)
  • 4x Oscon SEPC Polymer capacitor (servo drive)
  • 1x Oscon SEPC Polymer capacitor (servo psu)
  • 1x Oscon SEPC Polymer capacitor (cpu)
  • 8x Wima MKP signal capacitors (dac out dc blocking)
  • 8x Silver Mica signal capacitors (analogue filter)
  • DC blocking bypassed (analogue output)


 
MPN:
cd17 mk3 3
Brand:
marantz
Condition:
New
Product Code:
cd17 mk3 3
Weight:
2.1kg
Rated: 5 / 5
Based on 1 review
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DAVID INGHAM PhD  /  Wales

To all those CD owners out there who haven’t made up their minds about how to upgrade, for the biggest Bang-4-The Buck….

If you are like me and have loads of old CD’s that you’re thinking of giving to your local charity shop and also, generally you think you’re missing something in what you’re hearing from your present system…then read on!

I have a 22Kg Wadia player upstairs in one of my reception rooms that’s connected up to a ‘loads-a-money’ amp and speakers…and for around £8,000 the Wadia is very good indeed, particularly in terms of the sound-stage it throws out (It’s almost as good as the vinyl reproduction that I get off my Voyd Reference turn-table). However, down in my home-theatre room I now have a Marantz CD 17 KI Mk III, which Fidelity Audio has upgraded for something like £1500…and it seems to put the Wadia in the shade in terms of the detail it delivers.

Indeed, it’s SHOCKING!

Other than a $100k Mark Levinson system with huge Thiel speakers that I heard in the US a couple of years ago, it’s probably the most detailed reproduction that I’ve ever heard. However there is a downside…

All those old CD’s have a new life now in that I’m getting what the guys in the recording studio put down…and I mean EVERYTHING they put down! So the charity shop is out of luck now…and my wife will go on complaining about the room that all those old CD’s take up.

You may say £1500 is a lot to spend on an upgrade to a CD player that I bought off E-Bay for £450…and I would agree with you except for the fact that I don’t think anything this side of £5k can touch it.

Finally, you may not agree with me regarding the old maxim: “You will have forgotten the cost in a few months…But you’ll never forget the dissatisfaction of not achieving what you really want!”

So my advice is… Get ready to trust the guys up in Doncaster with your hard earned £1500 and most of all… …GET READY TO BE SHOCKED!!

DAVID INGHAM PhD