When we come across a truly exceptional product, it is selected to offer for audition. The Shanling above is one of these products.
The Shanling CD-T2000 CD player is one of the best we have heard at its price point. Unbelievable value for money, excellent performance and fabulous aesthetics that make for an eyecatching piece of art in any room.
The predecessor (the legendary CD-T100) of this latest model had great reviews and the valves gave it an utterly exceptional midband presence with uncanny transparency. The new model retains this quality but has improved the bass to the point where the tonal balance is faultless. Music flows effortlessly and with a sense of naturalness and speed not found on solid state models (which have an electronic graininess and jarring top end when compared).
To arrange an audition please contact Origin Live.
"This is an unusually good player – one that sounds as good as it looks. It delivers a smooth, natural, well-balanced sound that lets you hear the music as it was originally recorded. Considering our enthusiasm for the SACD player, the prospect of a player that could make CDs sound almost as good as SACDs might still prove too much to resist. And anyway, the thought of going back to something ‘inferior’ once the review period was over was just too depressing to contemplate. Hearty recommendation, as I think you’d agree." Read More
Size - 50cm wide x 32cm deep x 145cm height - The Shanling can be used within a space 15cm heigh as the lid does not need to fully open to remove and insert CDs - The full height with lid open is 22.5cm. The lid does not flip up automatically to this position which is why it's easy to use with less height.
- Truly a great machine at the price Review by Stephan
Price Value Quality
First, I owe you a big thanks for your patience and the trouble you took to accommodate me in so many ways: much appreciated!
Secondly, the Shanling: I was amazed at the results!
Unfortunately, it also became clear that many/most CD`s are irredeemably uninteresting, mitigated by the Shanling`s ability to render them at least listenable—much less fatiguing than with my previous player. One example: sonata`s for piano and violin by Schumann, performed by Martha Argerich and Gidon Kremer, beautiful music, but recorded in the bad mid-1980`s, was previously unlistenable—I had tried MANY times, without success, to listen it through—until the Shanling, which allowed me to enjoy the music and rendition albeit still CD-like.
The better CD`s were really very good—Jazz at the Pawnshop; Back to Back and many others rivaled (nearly) the equivalent vinyls—so much so that I now start to have doubts about my turntable and tone-arm! The clarity, detail (without fatiguing my ears), and the way one is involved in the music are affording me a new lease on CD-life. The Shanling is truly a great machine at the price!
Best wishes to you and Origin Live—you have a remarkable enterprise!
Stephan Ferreira. (Posted on 19/10/2013)