Onkyo C-7030 Compact Disc Player (Black)

Onkyo C-7030 Compact Disc Player (Black)

  • VLSC for Pulse Noise Reduction
  • High Quality 192 kHz/24-Bit DAC
  • Custom Designed Transformers
  • Solid Aluminum Front panel
  • Differential Headphone Amp Circuitry

For music lovers who enjoy the tangible experience of playing a physical format, the CD retains its enduring appeal. The pleasure comes not just from browsing a collection of discs and reading the liner notes. It also comes from enjoying your music in superior fidelity. By combining high-quality components and decades of Onkyo audio know-how, the C-7030 CD player delivers a superb playback experience. The key lies in keeping the audio signal clean and free from interference, all the way to the output stage. To achieve this, we employ a new high-precision clock to dramatically reduce timing errors, along with our original VLSC to reduce pulse noise. Driving the system is a massive, custom-built transformer that provides a clean and stable power supply. Given how affordable the C-7030 is, build quality is exceptional. A 1/16? (1.6 mm)-thick flat chassis base helps reduce unwanted vibrations, while the sleek aluminum front panel provides an elegant finish. 2 Digital Audio Outputs (Optical and Coaxial)

List Price: $ 199.00

Price: $ 149.00

3 thoughts on “Onkyo C-7030 Compact Disc Player (Black)”

  1. 71 of 71 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    My Skipping Issue Solved, June 30, 2018
    By 
    Ken

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    I purchased this CD Player in late 2015. I wont bore you with my long history with audiophile gear. I have owned plenty and my ears work fine. This CD Player sounded very good on day one. It also seemed to skip on perfectly good CD’s…which really surprised and annoyed me.

    Fast forward almost two years later, after I had been using another source to play my CD’s and I was looking for possible causes/solutions for the perfectly good CD Player that intermittently skipped! One reviewer mentioned checking the transport screws to ensure the transport mechanism inside was secure and tight. So, I removed the Cover and checked the transport mounting screws. All were tight. I did, however, glance at the laser lens inside the transport and barely noticed what looked like a very fine, very tiny cobweb or gathering of dust over the laser lens. Barely discernable. I grabbed a clean Q Tip and carefully removed it. Looked like dust filaments or the like. I put the CD Player cover back on and played several CD’s over the course of a few hours, then over the course of two weeks. Not one skip.

    This CD Player sounds wonderful. The sound is clean, accurate and musical. In my opinion, If your ears require a CD Player that you think sounds better, you will need to spend double or more to satisfy the need. Different players have different DAC’s and thus, have what I consider slight differences in “sound signature”. I believe this is often the “difference” or the “better sound” some people cite when expressing preference of one player over another. However, this different sound signature exists….to some degree…in Amps, Receivers, Speakers, Subs, Rooms, Walls…..and especially…ears! At 149.00 dollars, this CD Player is a no brainer if you regularly listen to CD’s. Mine is fantastic….after resolving the dust issue. And, I am picky.

    I don’t normally do reviews, but thought the dust issue was worth mentioning as it saved me from eventually replacing a VERY nice sounding, perfectly good CD Player. Maybe it will help someone else:)

  2. 78 of 81 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    CD Playing, Done Right!, February 3, 2018
    By 
    Larry E. Koewing (Dover, DE USA)

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    What with cds fading from popular acceptance by a public which has become accustomed to low-fi MP3 sound, the availability of many models of cd players from first-line manufacturers has greatly diminished. Nevertheless, there’s still a market for excellent cd players wanted by those who want to hear all the music, not a version cranked out through an algorithm deciding what’s audible, and what’s not. The Onkyo C-7030 is just such a player. It’s not one of those for the elite audio crowd who listen to music through equipment of stratospheric price, exotic measurements, and descriptions replete with non-quantifiable technical descriptions, but just those who desire high quality sound reproduction. This cd player, in my opinion, does just that. Everything works as it should, the sound leaves nothing to my ears to be desired, and what more can one ask from a piece of home audio equipment. I highly recommend this player.
  3. 39 of 39 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Outdtanding sound quality, October 3, 2017
    By 
    MikeG (Fairless Hills, PA United States)

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    I received the unit nicely packaged by Okkyo.
    My 1st listen was a Jazz guitar composition, then R&B (2017 Grammy Nomines), then finally some classicals by Tchaikovsky.
    On all three genres I was totally impressed with the what I head as the output final output.
    The music quality is smoothness, flat, and presented a level of details one can only find in super high end and very expensive players.
    I am sure there is something better out there for the trained ears, but frankly I might not be able to hear it anyway.
    I have had high end CD players from Adcom, NAD, Parasound, and Sony, so I think I am qualified to say the Onkyo C-7030 does not take a back seat to any of them.
    In fact I will go one step further and say this is the best sounding player in have ever owned.
    It makes harsh sounding music pleasant while emphasing every detail encoded in bits of 0’s and 1’s which eventually gets converted by what is an audiophile DAT converter for analog output.
    You can tell the level of details that went into the converter by it’s ability to preserve details without sacrificing the musicality of each recording.
    Highs are crystal clear, lows reproduced with authority, mids have stage presence and individuality down to a sword throat.
    I hear others talk about a break in period, but is there such a thing for a CD player? I see no such recommendations from the manufacturer.
    If so, I can’t imagine this player getting much better than what I am hearing straight out of the box.
    I hear the C-7030 produce notes in some songs I did not know existed by listening to my other CD players.
    I can even hear what might even be flaws in some recordings from things like overdubbing, and sudden stops from some instruments.
    To reconfirm what I thought I was hearing I did a side by side comparison with a new LP and my 2017 Grammy Nominees CD.
    My jaw dropped when I realized the sonic similarities between the C-7030 and my turntable.
    At one point I was listening to the CD player assuming the record was playing…..I did not switch the source back to Phono on my pe-amp.
    If it was not for the difference in line level strength…phono signal is much lower than the CD signal going to the pre-amp I could not tell the difference by swithcing the source on my pre-amp.
    Just a simple increase/decrease of the volume resolve that issue.
    I must admit the C-030 does have an extra level of definition in the mids which the LP/turntable lacks. However, in critical areas like exterme highs, and lows the sonic reproductions are astonishingly similar.
    In summary, I could have spent $500-$1000 on other players considered High-End, and would have regretted it after listening to the C-7030.
    I can only hope the build quality holds up the the Onkyo name and provide me with many years of listening pleasures.
    I will strongly recommend this unit even for the the most critical music listener.
    Money well spent for a unit that does what it’s suppose to do, and that is reproduce music as close as possible to how it was played by the musicians, and recorded by the studios.

    Equipment included in my review:
    Adcom GFP-565 Pre Amp
    Hafler XL-600 power amp
    Martin Logan ELS speakers
    M&K 12″ sub
    Technichs 1200mk2 turntable with KAB Acoustics enhancements.
    APC power conditioner

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