Summary: This is an outstanding CD player that sounded better than others that costs a lot more. I listened to others that were upwards of $3000.00 dollars in audiophile stores and this C-7000R held it's own nicely. You can find better CD players but you'll have pay a lot more for it and Onkyo has been around for years. I'm very satisfied with this purchase but wish I could have gotten it in silver instead of black.
Summary: Prior to purchasing the C-7000R, I was using the Onkyo C-7070 with its great Wolfman DACs and very good soundstage production. Now with the C-7000R with it Ti Burr-Brown DACs the listening soundstage is large, deeper with superb separation of musical elements. Playback giving you a live event experience with jazz, classical and new age music.
Summary: This gorgeous unassuming player delivers the goods. Very smooth neutral presentation with not a hint of brightness and deep tuneful vibrant bass. Basically the kind of sound you get only in megabuck players. I know of no budget player that can beat it, except the Denon A100, and only by a hair (I’ve had some good ones in my system – MCD201, Cambridge 840, Marantz 8001 & 8004, Sony 5400, Jolida 100, NAD 565, Emotiva ERC).
Summary: First impression: rock solid - player comes built from seperate aluminum housing plates, total weight is 12 kg. this continues on the inside where 2 different power supply units feed digital and the other the analog signal processing line and the drive is mounted an subframe, all solid metal. Paired with Linn Majik-i (old series) integrated amp and Linn Katan speakers the player might not show its weak spots due to the generation gap (90s vs 2010s) and it doesn't.
Summary: By way of background, I've owned some pretty good CD players. The C-7000R replaced an OPPO BDP-95 that replaced a Sony SCD-XA5400ES and the Sony replaced a Denon 5910CI. I recently downsized from a pair of Parasound Halo JC-1's and a matching A51 to an Onkyo TX-NR5010. The C-7000R is connected to the receiver by a pair of Tara Labs RSC Air 3's. My speaker cables are Monster M2.4's which connect to my mains, a pair of Polk Audio LSiM 707 towers.