Summary: My Arcam CD player had reached the end of its life (20 years of good service) and not wanting to spend too much on it's replacement i was persuaded to go with Cambridge Audio Topaz CD10. The exterior of the player is exactly what i want, nicely clean and simple. The disappointment begins as soon as i switch it on and start playing discs. 1) The drawer loads in a very clunky way. 2) It takes nearly 10 seconds to recognise a disc and then another 8 seconds to play it.
Summary: I bought the CD 10 together with the AM 5 amp as a second system together with Gale 310s speakers. I have to be honest, I wasn't expecting too much compared to the four figures I'd spent on my Arcam system. Out of the box I was surprised by the solid build quality of both the Cambridge units easily comparable to the Arcam . Disc recognition is a little slow but hey for this money you can't have everything.