One of Arcam’s most affordable CD player is also a serious machine. Packed with Wolfson 8741 DACs, the CD-17 was a very musical, smooth player that adapted very nicely to all genre of music. This is one player that will sit happily in any audio system. Well built in typical Arcam fashion, it will take you one step closer to all that fuss about audiophile quality. Compared to some competing CD players priced under $1,000, the Arcam has a meatier sound, more bass punch and definitely a warmer and smoother mid-range. The highs could be a bit more sharper but it wasn’t a big deal. It was still a lovely overall presentation.
Cosmetically, the unit looks good. Minor scuff marks from use but nothing major. We don’t have the original remote but will include an Arcam remote that will operate the basic functions. 120V or 230V switchable in the rear so it can be used anywhere in the World!