Groundbreaking audio equipment: CD players
They're far from dead, at least from a design perspective.
Aside from thethat seem to come out on a , some of the more interesting designs we've seen lately in musical hardware have come from an unlikely source: CD players.
Some are compact systems that are fitting for a Mini Droplet 3.1." Despite its unfortunate name, this is the most drool-worthy high-end player we've seen since the " "--and, according to Audio Junkies, it comes with some impressive credentials., but others are destined for the serious audiophile market as well, such as the "
We would hope so, given that the latest version in piano-black lacquer costs just under $3,000. (Other finishes go for only $2,495.) All that is pocket change, of course, compared with systems that can approach--or exceed--.