CD Players On Their Way In Or Out?
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    CD Players On Their Way In Or Out?

    I keep reading where CD players (and CDs) are on their way out. Yet there are some companies, Gryphon for example, that are introducing new CD player models. So, are they on their way in or out?

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    Like Vinyl the CD player is becoming a niche market. The "audiophile" may want to keep one in the system but the average consumer is moving on. Sales of the disc are plummeting. Fewer and fewer cars are offering them as standard equipment. Computers no longer include them CD or DVD players as a standard item. The number of OEM manufacturers is dwindling.
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    I sell more CD players than turntables. Ugh. Double ugh.


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    The CD player has become like the Cadillac brand when only old people buys them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    I sell more CD players than turntables. Ugh. Double ugh.
    I would venture a guess this is because convenience. Whenever I have thought about getting back into vinyl I think about how back in the day to how I would clean an album on my VPI cleaner (very loud and most everyone thought I was crazy), clean the stylus, careful handle the album and put record weight on to listen to about 20 minutes and repeat it again. And if I wanted to listen to a song or two, forget it .... The CD is easy for people to use (not as easy as a server, but still ).
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    I haven't read that CD players are on the way out. I'm buying more CD's recently than ever before. I don't own a turntable and never will.

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    Quote Originally Posted by still-one View Post
    Like Vinyl the CD player is becoming a niche market. The "audiophile" may want to keep one in the system but the average consumer is moving on. Sales of the disc are plummeting. Fewer and fewer cars are offering them as standard equipment. Computers no longer include them CD or DVD players as a standard item. The number of OEM manufacturers is dwindling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brodricj View Post
    I haven't read that CD players are on the way out. I'm buying more CD's recently than ever before. I don't own a turntable and never will.
    On the way out? Possibly, but a slower trend. So, I am with you on that, I have bought/am buying, and own more cds than I ever have before. And I just purchased an Audiolab CDT6000, probably the smartest thing I’ve done in a long,long, time... And for the record, I’m old...


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    Re: CD Players On Their Way In Or Out?

    I'm still a CD guy. Buying more, mostly classical (good selection of SACDs, well recorded CDs) and jazz. My local dealer would echo Mike's experience. He believes CDs are coming back - at least among audiophiles. It's easier to get 'right.' I'm not planning to e-invest in vinyl; will invest in a player/streaming solution.

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    Spinning a silver disk as I read this. Its just another tool in the audio arsenal .
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