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CD players going the way of the 8 track

I know that many people on these boards think that CD players will be at least a nitch market even 50 years from now, but looking around, CD players seem to be dying out very quickly. I briefly decided to try and delve back into the world of physical media and this is what I found:

-There are virtually no new CD players still for sale at local electronic stores.

-Common brand CD players(Kenwood, Sony, Pioneer, etc.) are being offered on Craigslist at $20-$40 regardless of the model or disc capacity. Even at those prices, no one seems to be buying. I see the same ones up for weeks and weeks.

-People are still trying to get a decent price for their high endish CD players(Onkyo, Nakamichi, Rotel) and having a very hard time. There is an Onkyo C-7030 in Ebay that has been up with a buy it now of $199+$25 shipping for months. I offered the guy $125 shipped and he said that he would be taking too much of a loss. Similar situations with a Nakamichi and Rotel locally. It's like the bubble burst more quickly than they expected.

-Virtually any $500 or above DAC will beat out virtually any $500 or below CD player. At this point, people that don't have large amounts of coin(more then $500) to dump of this dying technology are better off with a DAC. I have a $150 DAC that sounds better than most CD players under $500. Have hundreds or even thousands of albums on my PC ready to listen to without having to load, touch, or worry about something skipping is something that I cannot put a price on.

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Topic - CD players going the way of the 8 track - jaydacus 16:47:08 06/18/12 (106)


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