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Marantz CD6007 review: The CD player that rekindled my love for the format

This year something magical happened: I got back into CDs. With a vengeance. And that’s all because of a very specific CD player: the Marantz CD6007.

“Okay Callum, that sounds interesting and all, but… magical? Really? You believe your weird little obsession with CDs deserves to be spoken about as though it’s a Tolkien novel?”

Well yeah, actually. While the old pipe-smoking, elf botherer probably did a jig to the occasional poem, I can guarantee he never vibed as hard as I have to the glorious compact disc. And, friends, what’s more magical than a ~ v i b e ~ ?

Anyway, we’ll get to the review of the Marantz CD6007, but let’s give some context to what the hell I’m nattering about.

Getting back into CDs

I recently wrote an entire article about getting back into CDs. Without retreading too much ground, I came to realization that the format is hugely underappreciated.

Not only do compact discs deliver quality exceeding that of the human ear, you can also pick them up damn cheap these days. In many ways, they’re still the ideal physical format — despite being almost 40 years old.

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One of the reasons I was able to come to this conclusion was because of the Marantz CD player. Back in the day, most of my CD listening took place using equipment that wasn’t really audiophile level. It did a job — a solid one at that — but the hardware simply wasn’t good enough to bring out the best of the format, a problem the Marantz CD6007 doesn’t have.

Anyway, I created an entire video about this topic, which you can watch right here:

But, today, we’re here to talk more specifically about the Marantz CD6007.

Introducing the Marantz CD6007… a CD player