Exposure XM CD

£1,395.00

The XM CD is a great option either as a straight CD Player or to be used as a transport to run alongside an external DAC, whether by optical or BNC. Using a top loading design the XM CD is part of Exposure’s range of small chassis components, with an integrated amplifier also available.

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Digital – CD Player

The XM CD is a great option either as a straight CD Player or to be used as a transport to run alongside an external DAC, whether by optical or BNC. Using a top loading design the XM CD is part of Exposure’s range of small chassis components, with an integrated amplifier also available.

The XM CD is the latest in Exposure’s range of half-width separates, now comprising practically everything you can think of. As well as being a standalone disc spinner, it can also function as a CD transport for the company’s matching XM5 integrated amplifier (HFC 424) or XM7 preamp (HFC 429), both of which have built-in DACs. It looks set to sell to both owners of matching XM components and also to the wider hi-fi market in general – especially those audiophiles looking for budget esoterica that’s more than just another faceless, generic, tray-loading deck. It certainly has character, and feels really nice to use.

The red, front mounted display looks very retro and gives the player an even more quirky feel. The drawer sled moves smoothly foreword and backward, but could do with being a little more damped in operation as it can feel a bit sudden. The switchgear is minimal, with just the transport controls – no need for an ‘open/close’ button, remember? The aluminium front fascia is of a good quality, while the aluminium casing feels decent enough; it’s certainly thicker than some machines available at this price point.

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