Written on: 24/02/2013 by jeffthedog (1 review written)
Wanted a cd player that could play CDR which my old pioneer couldnt. Out of the box the case and unit look great , simple but purposeful. I like the simple display for track number and nice blue hue. One small issue was the remote wouldnt work after installing the battery . And no instructions as to which way the battery goes in but they tell you to make sure it goes in right way! lol. Then remote wouldnt work till I tapped it a few times. Now it works . Compared this directly to an older... (read more)
Written on: 10/02/2010
Problems from the start which just got worse in reading the CD's themselves, only a few went in and read straight away, most took minutes of time before format recognised. Also eject did not work when I got fed up waiting on disk to read. I should have taken it back to Richer Sounds while still in warranty I guess, my fault ... (read more)
Written on: 21/12/2009
Sorry to disagree with many on here, but I got a Cambridge Audio CD5 to replace an ageing Technics CD Player - PG-SL580 (or something like that!)- about 3 years ago because I wanted it to play MP3 compilation discs and the Technics doesn't have the technology. I was a bit disappointed initially with sound quality from the CD5 but persevered initially out of convenience and latterly because I just got used to the sound. However, recently I started out on the upgrade path and got a new amp, so... (read more)
Written on: 01/02/2008 by henrybaldricksmith
An excellent entry level CD Player for the starter in audio hi-fi. Simple setup and controls, smooth, warm and clear sound. Remote has great range and nice feel to it. Very few bad points, the screen could be a bit brighter and the unit a tad prettier! (read more)
Written on: 25/11/2004 by cambridge audio freak
Cambridge Audio CD5: I bought my CD5 for my birthday (15th) from Richer Sounds for £50. Best 50 pounds i've ever spent. Along with it I bought the Cambridge Audio A5 amplifier, they sound brilliant together and are of the same design so look very smart. Richer Sounds service was brilliant, I have also purchased a pair of Gale Silver monitors and am also very pleased with them. (read more)
Written on: 22/02/2004 by Jona223 (1 review written)
Had my Cambridge Audio CD5 for a good 5 years now. Been absolutely superb. The sound is excellent and it looks very smart - no fussy buttons. Mine is now coupled with an S700 Isomagic DAC. Also Cambridge Audio. Together they sound amazing. More like £500 - £600 than the £180 total! Better than a Marantz CD6000 KI signiture! I use it in a mid-priced setup and it performs brilliantly. Highly recommended if you can put up with tempramental CDR playback. (read more)
Written on: 19/11/2002 by Nick Neptune.
Player has provided great service for some 18 months, and then decided it wouldn't read the TOC (Table of Contents) when loading a disc. The was traced to the spindle motor, the CD5 uses a SONY KSS-213C Mechanism. I traced a replacement mechanism without Laser for £20. But then found CPC electronics (www.cpc.co.uk) sell the original part for only £4.76 +VAT. The CPC part number is "AVMT11". The part number on the motor is "RF-310T-11400". The CPC sell this motor as a generic CD spindle... (read more)
Written on: 06/11/2002 by John.
Bought from Richie Sounds and the first two had problems within a week. I got fed up and changed it for a similar priced Philips but that sounded lousy. I went back and got a third CD5 and this has worked great without problems. Huge thumbs up for Richie Sounds - very helpful and no questions asked in exchanging/accomodating me for three times. I use it with Cambridge A5 amp and Diamond Wharfdales and simply enjoy it. (read more)
Written on: 28/06/2002 by Laurence.
This CD5 CD player from Cambridge Audio blows away the 8 year old £500 mini system it replaced. Good clarity.
Great Value for money at £69 from Richer Sounds.
VERY temperamental when it comes to playing CDRs or very slightly damaged discs, both of which play easily on a cheap player.
Coupled with a Cambridge A1v3 Amp and Mission 760i speakers makes a top budget setup. (read more)
Written on: 31/01/2002 by The Servant.
Bought my Cambridge Audio CD5 DVD player from Richer Sounds (terrible service) and used with NAD 302 amp and Tannoy Mercury speakers. Sound is incredible: revealing dynamic and realistic. Classical music is reproduced with excellent fidelity. I'm fond of the Penguin Cafe Orchestra, and the CD5 reproduced their recording with such amazing clarity I was blown away!
But the player refused to play CD-R discs whereas my cheap old CD bought in Currys in 1988 has no problem. And the service I... (read more)
Written on: 12/10/2001 by hopper.
I bought the Cambridge Audio CD5 cd player from richer sounds on special, £69 bucks...
The CD player has a basic design with no fancy lights or buttons/switches.
The sound from this little gem is beautiful, could not fault it, for an entry level machine.
using it with a marantz pm66 se ki amp and celestian dl5 speakers.
Written on: 29/07/2001 by Nick Mercury.
I bought the Cambridge Audio CD5 CD player on special from Richersound to replace an ageing Pioneer PD-S801 player that cost me £350 about 7 years earlier. The player RRP was £230 but i got mine for £100 (on special). As soon as i got it out of the box i was impressed with the fullness of the sound. The bass was deep and full, the voices projected nicely and treble was clear and not painfull. Generally a great purchase. By the way, my system is basically based around a "World Audio Design... (read more)