It has been a while since a company released a stand-alone CD player, but Onkyo just announced the high-end C-7070 CD/MP3 Player offering state-of-the-art design, rugged engineering and a multitude of connectivity options. The C-7070 can play back a wide range of audio formats while carefully preserving the integrity of the signal. The unit is engineered around this objective, featuring vibration-damping brass legs, a 1.6 mm flat base, a full-floating circuit board, a pair of Wolfson 192 kHz/24-bit DACs, and Onkyo's Dynamic Intermodulation Distortion Reduction Circuitry. These improvements all work to reduce noise, distortion, and interference for pristine sound quality.
The C-7070 connects to iPod/iPhone devices via the front USB port, and can play music off flash-memory drives. Other desirable features include a three-stage dimmer function, a brushed aluminum front panel, a silent aluminum CD tray, gold-plated audio terminals, and headphone amplifier differential circuitry.
To power the CD player, Onkyo wants you to pair it with their new A-9070 Integrated Stereo Amplifier ($1,299). Onkyo says these two pedigree models continue their unwavering commitment to high-fidelity sound, intuitive operation, and superb build quality at prices that remain widely accessible. But at a $2,100 system cost this better be one good sounding package.
Price and Availability
The Onkyo C-7070 CD Player will be available November 2011 for $799.