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.
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.
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.
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.
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.