For over 30 years the Compact Disc has been the dominant format for music.
The first commercial compact disc was produced on 17 August 1982. It was a recording from 1979 of Claudio Arrau performing Chopin waltzes (Philips 400 025-2). Arrau was invited to the Langenhagen plant to press the start button. The first popular music CD produced at the new factory was The Visitors (1981) by ABBA.
While some Audio Manufacturers have stopped producing CD players, others are still embracing the format and producing probably some of the best Compact Disc players in the mediums history. CD’s have never been so inexpensive as they are at present. you can pay around 50p for a used CD in perfect condition when compared to the prices for second hand vinyl - CD is a real bargin.
Many of the manufacturers that we represent are producing stand alone CD Players with the ability to accept other digital inputs and in the case of ARCAM with the FMJ CDS27 a media server.