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Onkyo C-7030

Single-disc CD player

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by David Brown
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Show your CDs some love

CD playback has been around for decades now. What once was regarded as a high-fidelity revolution has been dismissed or forgotten thanks to a new generation of playback possibilities. But if you've spent years painstakingly acquiring and maintaining a CD collection, you know the sonic capabilities of this still-relevant format. So give your CDs the love they deserve. The Onkyo C-7030 is a high-performance CD player — not a multi-purpose video device — designed solely to make CDs sound their best.

Designed with audiophiles in mind

So how does the C-7030 squeeze every drop of audio greatness out of your CDs? By reducing the opportunities for signal degradation so your music remains as sonically pure as possible. It starts with a large, custom-built transformer to provide plenty of clean power. The high-precision clock minimizes timing errors, or jitter, as the signal enters the digital-to-analog conversion. The D/A converter is a high-quality Wolfson 24-bit/192 kHz DAC, and Onkyo's Vector Linear Shaping Circuitry™ further ensures a sonically pure signal by reducing pulse noise at the conversion stage. It may sound complicated, but the gist is that Onkyo has gone the extra mile to ensure your CDs sound as clean and clear as possible.

The C-7030 will play standard CDs as well as MP3 and WMA CDs and CD-Rs/RWs. The heavy-duty chassis of this beefy 11.7-pound player is designed to prevent unwanted vibration and resonance. And the dedicated headphone amplifier circuitry includes volume control, so you can plug your favorite headphones directly into the C-7030 without using a separate amp or receiver.

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Highlights:

  • plays standard CDs, MP3/WMA CDs, CD-Rs and CD-RWs
  • Wolfson® 192 kHz/24-bit digital-to-analog converter
  • large power transformer, audiophile-grade capacitors and pulse noise-reduction circuitry for uncompromised audio playback
  • high-precision clock reduces timing errors
  • optical digital, coaxial digital and stereo analog audio outputs
  • headphone output with volume control
  • Onkyo's Remote Interactive system for controlling multiple components with a single remote
  • remote control
  • total harmonic distortion: 0.0029 % (at 1 kHz)
  • frequency response: 4-20,000 Hz
  • dimensions: 17-1/8"W x 3-7/8"H x 13-3/8"D
  • weight: 11.7 lbs.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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Features and Specs
General
Disc Capacity
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1
Disc Exchange
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N/A
Track Programming
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25
Random Play
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Single Disc
Disc Naming
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No
Direct Track Access
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Remote
Direct Disc Access
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N/A
Remote
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Included
Display Color
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Green
Multiple CD Player Control
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Parts Warranty
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1 Year
Labor Warranty
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1 Year
Compatibility
CD-R Playback
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Yes
CD-RW Playback
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Yes
MP3 Playback
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Yes
SACD Playback
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No
Specifications
CD Frequency Response
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4-20,000 Hz
Signal to Noise Ratio
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107 dB
SACD Frequency Response
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Not Compatible
SACD Dynamic Range
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Outputs
Digital Optical Output
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1
Digital Coaxial Output
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1
Headphone
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Standard
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What's in the box?

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  • Single-disc CD player
  • Remote control (RC-822C)
  • 2 "AAA" batteries
  • 31" Stereo audio RCA cable
  • 31" Mono-minijack cable
  • Instruction Manual (En)
  • Instruction Manual (Fr/Sp)
  • Product Registration/Warranty Information

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Features
Controls
Connections

Features

Disc Compatibility: The Onkyo C-7030 single-disc CD player will play Audio CDs and CD-R/CD-RW discs (12cm/8cm). It will also supports playback of MP3 (32-320kbps; 32/44.1/48 kHz) and WMA (32-192kbps; 32/44.1/48kHz) files recorded onto CD-R/RW discs in ISO9660 Level 2. The CD player can recognize up to 99 folders and up to 499 files per MP3/WMA disc.

VLSC (Vector Linear Shaping Circuitry): In conventional digital-to-analog conversion methods, it's impossible to completely remove noise. This noise taints the analog signal and ultimately degrades the sound emitted from your speakers. With Onkyo's VLSC, though, data is continuously sampled between two discrete points (via a signal comparison generator) and the difference is joined with analog vectors in real time to produce a smooth output waveform. The VLSC digital-to-analog conversion method results in an accurate, virtually pulse noise-free audio signal that faithfully reproduces the acoustic detail and subtle nuances of all your audio sources, and breathes life into digital media.

Wolfson 24-bit/192kHz DAC: A high-quality Wolfson digital-to-analog converter works to optimize audio performance of the C-7030. This DAC performs advanced 24-bit signal processing and supports sampling rates of up to 192 kHz, while displaying high resistance to clock jitter. With this advanced onboard DAC, the C-7030 delivers a pristine conversion of digital signals into analog audio output.

Precision Clock (+/-10ppm):  The C-7030 boasts a precise clocking mechanism that controls and coordinates the timing of all digital signal processes (like how a conductor directs and coordinates the individual instruments of an orchestra). The C-7030 uses a state-of-the-art crystal oscillator that achieves a frequency deviation of ±10 ppm, much lower than with a conventional oscillator.

Custom-Designed Massive EI Transformer: Powering the CD Player, is a massive, custom-built transformer that provides a clean and stable power supply.

High-Rigidity, Anti-Resonant Chassis: Build quality of the Onkyo C-7030 starts from the ground up with a highly rigid, 1.6mm thick, fully flat chassis and solid aluminum front-panel that provides excellent protection against shelf-borne vibrations.

Front-Panel LCD: The Onkyo C-7030 features a front-panel LCD which can display the following disc information - Time Elapsed/Remaining, File/Folder Name, Song Title, Artist Name, Album Name, and Sampling-/Bit-rate. You can adjust the brightness of the display from Normal, Dim, Dimmer.

Controls

Remote Control: The Onkyo C-7030 single-disc CD player includes an IR remote control for wireless operation. There are also basic playback controls located on the player's front-panel.

Direct Track Access: The numeric keypad (0-9, >10) of the remote control can be used to directly access a track or file on a disc.

File/Folder Mode: During MP3/WMA playback, you can choose to search for files (songs) within a folder or on an entire disc.

25-Track Memory Playback: You can create a playlist of up to 25 tracks/files per disc.

Random Playback: In Random playback mode, all of the files on a disc are played back in random order.

Repeat Playback: In Repeat playback mode, you can playback an entire disc repeatedly, play one track/file repeatedly, combine it with memory playback to play a playlist repeatedly, or combine it with random playback to play all tracks on a disc in random order repeatedly.

Auto Standby Function: If the CD player is left stopped for approximately 30 minutes, the power will automatically turn off, placing the unit in Standby mode. If playback is simply pause, the power will remain on even after 30 minutes have elapsed.

Connections

Analog Audio Output: The Onkyo C-7030 single-disc CD player is fitted with a set of stereo RCA analog audio outputs to connect to your home receiver.

Digital Audio Outputs: The Onkyo C-7030 features two digital audio outputs; one optical (toslink) and one coaxial (RCA). The player's digital outputs support 16-bit/44.1kHz PCM (2ch).

1/4" Headphone Jack: The Onkyo CD Player features its own built-in headphone amp with a front-panel 1/4" headphone jack and independent volume control. Connecting a set of headphones to the front-panel 1/4" jack does not mute the player's audio outputs (you will need to turn down the volume on your receiver).

RI (Remote Interactive) Terminal: The C-7030 provides two RI inputs (3.5mm) which can be connected to other RI-compatible Onkyo components. With RI (Remote Interactive) you can control the C-7030 together with your other RI-compatible Onkyo AV components from one remote control.

  • Direct Change: If the C-7030 CD player is connected to an RI-compatible Onkyo receiver, when you start playback on the C-7030, the Onkyo receiver will automatically select the C-7030 as the input source.
  • Remote Control Operation: You can control playback operation of the C-7030 by using your Onkyo receiver's remote control.
 
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5 out of 5

ONKYO C-7030

Written By Lynn, Asheville, NC on Monday, June 02, 2014
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I am blown away with the sound quality from this player... I hear the music with all the subtle clarity... didn't realize what I was missing. It's like getting a new music library, I play cds I haven't listened to in years and its a totally new experience all with a solidly built and amazingly inexpensive machine.
Pros:
superb sound quality, outstanding price.
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

Great Value!

Written By Dr. Jim, Grand Island, NE on Sunday, April 27, 2014
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Everyone needs to upgrade to a unit like this w the Wolfson analog to digital converter. Any older CD player is usually just 1 bit , this is 256. Enough said . Enjoy!
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5 out of 5

Why Pay More?

Written By Brent, Lakeland, FL on Sunday, April 13, 2014
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Been wanting to replace Kenwood I had for decades. The make, DAC, & price caught my eye. Using ADCOM preamp {no tone controls}, DBX only for Impact Restoration {poor recordings that need Bass} & NAD amp to drive 4 Klipsch speakers at about 80 watts. Heard clarity between instruments immediately. Spending more $ will get you unneeded bells & whistles.
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4 out of 5

Onkyo C-7030 CD Player

Written By Jeff S., Westminster, CO on Friday, April 11, 2014
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I have had the player for about 3 weeks now. Really enjoy that it plays my MP3 CDs and has no trouble reading them. The sound quality from this player is great. Love all the functions, easy to use remote and the simplicity of the player. Great quality CD player for the price.
Pros:
Plays MP3 CDs no problem, great sound quality, great price and seems to be very well built.
Cons:
None so far.
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5 out of 5

Onkyo C-7030

Written By Frank, Euclid, OH on Tuesday, March 18, 2014
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I am really pleased with the quality of this CD player. It works very well and I do not have any complaint about it.
Pros:
High quality and works extremely well.
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

pleasantly warm

Written By Jon, Zephyrhills,FL. on Thursday, March 06, 2014
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just got this player today, 3/6/2014, and so far after about 4 hours in we are really liking how this sounds. hooked up via analog to an onkyo net work surround receiver and pushing some primus 163's that we'll be replacing with hopefully some polks lsim 703's, anyway,, i am a fan of onkyo,, great sounds.
Pros:
extremely well built, easy to use.
Cons:
non so far
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1 out of 5

Onkyo Audio Has Problems

Written By Franklin O, Pittsburgh, PA on Thursday, March 06, 2014
 
Bought this unit 11 months ago and I don't even play it often now the power is shutting off and making a hum ..I bought a Onkyo TX NR 3 years ago and now its bad. I called the guys who fix the Onkyo products they said Onkyo is having lots of audio issues ..after hearing that no more Onkyo products for me!!!! Waste of money they dont last.
Pros:
Sound good but thats about it
Cons:
Onkyo products dont last , if I'd stick with Onkyo products I'd be buying a new one every year ..that is being very truthful about Onkyo
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4 out of 5

onkyo c-7030

Written By mike, dillsburg,pa. on Thursday, February 20, 2014
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An ear doctor was quite astounded by my hearing one time.if there's something bad in music I hear it and this unit is clean.close to pristine I'd say.wow what a difference from my old junk.signal to noise is excellent.clarity is awesome.bass is flawless.quite pleased.thank you onkyo for not selling me junk.
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5 out of 5

Onkyo C-7030 single CD player

Written By Craig W, Seaford, VA on Tuesday, February 11, 2014
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Reviews indicated great value and quality. I wanted a good single CD player with built in DAC to add to my vintage Onkyo stack. The brand wasn't important, but sound quality was key. I am hearing things from my CD's I never noticed before. I am happy with this unit and would recommend to anyone seeking great sound and good value. The unit is also high quality.
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5 out of 5

Onkyo C-7030

Written By Miker the Biker, Maui Hawaii on Friday, February 07, 2014
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I own a mixed component stereo I bought while in the Army 1978. Old school analog style 300 watts RMS. Real American made power, no plastic coated fake numbers. This CD player works flawlessly - plays my WAVE file compilations just fine & my stereo hasn't sounded so good since Led Zep on vinyl (remember THAT format ?)
Pros:
Great price. Very reasonable. Simple machinery should hold up and have some longevity, just like my Amp & preAmp from 1978.
Cons:
Haven't found any yet. FF & RW buttons could be a bit larger (boo hoo, buy some better glasses)
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5 out of 5

Good CD player

Written By Matthew, Glenwood, MD on Thursday, February 06, 2014
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I wanted a single play Cd player to replace my old unit which was starting to malfunction. I checked around the internet for comments on models and the Onkyo C-7030 got good reviews. I called Crutchfield and discussed the unit and they recommended it. It works great and is a definite improvement over my old unit. The sound is clear with no background noise and it can be controlled thru my Onkyo amplifier. I am pleased with my purchase and the quick service from Crutchfield.
Pros:
A good single play unit.
Cons:
Non.
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5 out of 5

I like it.

Written By SteveH, Texas on Saturday, February 01, 2014
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I've had it about two weeks, and so far it's been great.
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5 out of 5

Excellent value

Written By BW, Springfield, MO on Thursday, January 30, 2014
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This CD player is an outstanding value. Why pay more? Far better than the Sony changer it replaced. Looks better, more solid, quieter, smaller, seems to sound better too, coupled with a new Onkyo receiver. I even hooked it to my router and signed up for Sirius. One glitch with that, though; when my wife goes on to the internet with her Mac, the Sirius signal drops.
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5 out of 5

onkyo c-7030

Written By bruce, abbeville sc on Thursday, January 23, 2014
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awesome cd player now my system sounds the best it ever sounded !
Pros:
good price great product
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

onkyo c-7030 review

Written By Tomika, Charlotte, nc on Tuesday, January 21, 2014
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This product was great, sound is excellent
Pros:
Great price
Cons:
N/A
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5 out of 5

Onkyo

Written By debi, Miller Place, NY on Monday, January 06, 2014
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LOVE LOVE LOVE it!
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5 out of 5

Review for Onkyo C-7030

Written By Gary, Tampa, FL on Saturday, January 04, 2014
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Very nice CD player. High quality and easy to set-up. Great price. I would not trade it for even a higher priced unit.
Pros:
High quality and great price.
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

Onkyo C-7030 single disc player

Written By Gerard M, Cantonment, FL on Friday, November 22, 2013
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Wow,what a nice player, the sound, construction, price are all the things that I was looking for when looking for a replacement player for the Harmon Kardom player that I had. The Onkyo player deliver great sound and read the different disc that were purchased, computer generated or home made. Was easy to set up
Pros:
Great player
Cons:
None to report
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4 out of 5

Quality product and retailer

Written By Smith, Plano, TX on Wednesday, November 06, 2013
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As the owner of a sizeable CD collection, and having witnessed the slow demise of a Kenwood 5 disc player, which was older than I can remember, I needed a replacement. I liked the description and reviews on the Crutchfield website of the Onkyo C-7030 single disc player, and as I was already using an Onkyo TX-SR606 receiver, I decided to match the brand. The C-7030 is a suprisingly compact yet solid unit, with clean lines, minimalist controls that does exactly what I expected of it; clean and colorful music reproduction, with excellent separation and detail, some of which I had not heard before. These units reside in my study and run through an older set of Infinity SL towers, heavy on the bass, but with again very clean detail. This was my most recent of many purchases from Crutchfield for the simple reason that they provide the best prices, selection and customer service of anyone in the field.
Pros:
Quality unit, immediately synched with my Onkyo receiver. The quality of the sound reproduction was well worth the trade off of a multi disc player.
Cons:
Trivial lack of a full disc "read" display of all tracks and count down features as noted in other reviews.
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4 out of 5

Remember non-compressed playback?

Written By Scott, Minneapolis on Saturday, October 12, 2013
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The days of the mp3 have come... and passed. Remind me why we decided that lower sound-quality was better? Yes, the file size is smaller. But if you're paying for your music that shouldn't matter (it might but it shouldn't).
Pros:
Excellent sound reproduction without having to spend thousands.
Cons:
I'm sure it could be better, but is it worth the extra thousands of dollars?
4 out of 5 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Onkyo C-7030

Written By Jeff H, Leola, PA on Thursday, September 12, 2013
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I was replacing a Cd player that I had purchased in 1991 that failed. I was impressed by the positive reviews this unit garnered, and they are right! After a short break-in period, I am playing all my old CDs and hearing things in them I never heard before. Quality player for only $200.00. I was willing to pay more, but now I am glad that I decided on this one.
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5 out of 5

Excellent Basic CD Player

Written By FRWelker, Ontario, NY on Sunday, August 25, 2013
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Simple, functional, very nice addition to my stereo system and at a reasonable price. Glad I purchased from Crutchfield.
Pros:
Easy to set up.
Cons:
Digital display is only so-so.
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4 out of 5

Nice unit

Written By MarkJ, Boulder, Colorado on Thursday, August 01, 2013
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Sounds so much better than my old Denon player. Error handling is good, I can now play CDs I havent heard in years because they had a few nicks in them. This unit is worth the price tag and then some. I would go five stars but it won't play lossless WMA files.
Pros:
Simple one drawer, uncluttered panel. Sounds great for $200.
Cons:
Will not play lossless WMA files.
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5 out of 5

The Benefits of going Old School

Written By RichH, River Falls, WI on Saturday, July 20, 2013
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This is the first single disc CD player I have purchased since the late 1980's. During the years in-between I've had a couple different multi-disc players, though for most of the last ten years I've been using a DVD player to play my CDs. I must say I'm kicking myself for waiting so long to make the switch back to a dedicated CD player.

In my setup the Onkyo is hooked up to an old MCS receiver (45w per channel) driving Bose 201 Series V speakers. The Onkyo sounds very clean. Cds (mostly pop and rock) play very well with the unit having no problems tracking even slightly misused older discs. I don't play MP3 discs very often, but I have a couple I like to use in random play mode and the Onkyo plays them well. (So well I'm going to make a new one with only higher quality MP3s to enjoy the good sounds.)

The unit itself looks very nice. The buttons and disc drawer feel solid and operate smoothly. I'd rate the build quality as excellent. The player has all of the features I look for in a player (program mode, random mode, etc.) The response times are good. (That was my biggest beef with using DVD players, which were uniformly slow in my experience.) The unit also features a display with three different "dimmer" settings for the display, which is large enough to read from 10-12 feet away.

I would rate the Onkyo as a perfect fit for a workhorse audio setup. I'm not sure the sound can be beat for the price.
Pros:
Solid Build Clean Sound Good Basic Features Quick Response
Cons:
The remote is larger than I like. (A very minor quibble.)
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5 out of 5

music to my ears

Written By Big al, lamar.co on Monday, July 15, 2013
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the c-7030 cd player is as follows excellent this CD player is so quiet you could hear a pin drop keep up the good work Crutchfield/onkyo.
Pros:
it just plain looks nice and works very very good
Cons:
I don't believe there's any cons
4 out of 4 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

A CD WONDER

Written By BOB K, South Florida on Tuesday, June 25, 2013
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Great cd Player sound Is really great after some break-in..Audiophile at bargain basement price.
Pros:
Built like a tank. Great sound.
Cons:
NONE
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5 out of 5

Onkyo C-730

Written By Tom, Silver Spring, MD on Sunday, June 23, 2013
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Very simple to connect to our Onkyo receiver. Then easy to use and excellent sound.
Pros:
Seems solidly put together.
Cons:
None yet
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4 out of 5

It's nice to hear cd's again

Written By Charlie, Grand Rapids, MI on Friday, June 21, 2013
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This player has clean and crisp sound. Easy to use. Very good value! Very satisfied with this product. It didn't get 5 stars because of 1 missing feature. It doesn't tell you how many tracks are on the cd. Otherwise, I highly recommend this cd player and have done so to a good friend.
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4 out of 5

Onkyo C-7030

Written By rk, Brooksville, FL on Tuesday, June 18, 2013
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I have been pleased with the performance of this CD player. Of particular interest was the ability of the unit to play a data disc of directories of MP3's with 100+ songs, tiltes displayed, a Cd I had used to backup songs on my computer. They played as clearly and easily as any burned mix disc I had ever made, or any pre-recorded commercial one. It seems to be a good quality unit for the price. I recommend.
Pros:
Good value. Simple, basic, but accurate.
Cons:
I would like to have seen the fast forward on the unit itself, not just on the remote.
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5 out of 5

Solid

Written By MichaelD, Dundee, OR on Friday, May 24, 2013
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I ordered this for my brother who is no audiophile but appreciates good sound. I thought this single disc changer was the best unit for the price. Decent specs. Price was right. Simple and straightforward. I tried this out for a month hooked up to the amp and (Polk) speakers I got for my brother. Purchased a high end patch chord between amp and CD player. Everything sounded great. Easy to use. Seems almost rugged.
Pros:
Nice unit for a nice price
Cons:
none so far
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5 out of 5

Great Outstanding Unit

Written By Dan, Pomona,CA on Friday, May 24, 2013
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Would recommend to anyone that wants a well build CD Player. Well packed from Crutchfield as well , all as described . Would recommend as well to anyone that loves quality home audio.
Pros:
Solid bulletproof quality , Outstanding sound .
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5 out of 5

great stand alone cd player

Written By mr. ed, san sebastian, puerto rico on Monday, May 20, 2013
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crutchfield had a nice price on this and the reviews were stellar. I had been using multi purpose dvd players for my cd's which were ok, but given the reviews and price I took a chance. wow! I don't have golden ears as some claim too, but I definitely hear a difference. the music is clearer, more detailed and seems fuller. I listened to days of future passed, moody blues, and the beatles LOVE, and was impressed. my imagination? maybe, but I don/t think so. I highly recommend this, while they are still making them. my first onkyo product and I am impressed. I have the cd mated to a denon 1913 with definitive tech pro 800 monitors and sub, just sweet!
Pros:
great sound, good price.
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

Music to my Ears

Written By ER, Harrisonburg, VA on Saturday, May 18, 2013
 
Purchased in April 2013; very pleased. Wanted a dedicated CD player for a stereo. Wasn't looking for 5.1 or 7.1, just 2 channel music. This unit delivers! Have it matched to an Onkyo TX-8050 receiver and oldie/but goodie Infinity Reference floor speakers. My wife thinks I'm having a mid-life crisis; perhaps she's correct. All I know is I have rediscovered my appreciation for clean-sounding music! Thanks Crutchfield; thanks also to B. Early at C'field for his assistance. Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to rattle the windows...
Pros:
Clean looking, solid unit. Excellent sound quality.
Cons:
None.
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5 out of 5

Great contemporary basic receiver

Written By Rob S., Greensboro, NC on Tuesday, May 07, 2013
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Purchased to replace an outdated receiver for use in a bedroom. Exactly what I wanted with all the functionality of classic receiver (phono, CD, etc.) and usb port on front for iPod. Virtually silent (no humming sound, unlike the unit it replaced).
Pros:
Affordable, quiet, full functionality including phono, iPod ready.
Cons:
Web radio functions require ethernet cable.
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4 out of 5

great for the money

Written By Ralph, MA on Friday, May 03, 2013
 
I have had this cd player for a week , hooked it to the onkyo A 9050 integrated amp witch i purchased from crutchfield , although the first amp was defective the 2nd unit they sent was fine , i am very pleased with this cd player and it is a great match for the amp , first thing i noticed when i pulled it from the box was how heavy it is for such an inexpensive component , build quality is solid an its very quiet when playing cds , i like having a dedicated cd player rathing than using a multi purpose device. as far as i can tell it sounds just as good as any other cd player ive owned in the past if not better , and ive owned some expensive ones , overall id say this is a steal for the money and looks and preforms more like a $500 cd player.
Pros:
Good sound & build
Cons:
nothing gold plated on rear panel , but thats to be expected at this price point
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5 out of 5

Onkyo C-7030

Written By James D, Las Vegas, NV on Thursday, May 02, 2013
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The largest difference between single disc CD players is their cost ... and this one has a great price point. I know that nearly all single CD players have the same transport system, by Toshiba, and that the only real difference between these box's is the DAC and build quality. This Onkyo unit uses a Wolfson 24bit/192 kHz DAC and quite honestly that is about as good as it gets, or needs to be.

This CD player, like all modern CD players is completely void of jitter. It spins true and sounds to be in perfect time consistently. I am extremely pleased with the sonic capability of the player. Highs are crisp, mid range is honest and full and the lows at volume will make you vibrate. As well this unit is virtually silent, I've never heard it make a sound, and it's extremely well made. One of the most insightful specs of a CD player is how much it weighs ... this one tilts the scales at over 11 pounds. The unit is substantial and I dare to say has a build quality as good as any CD player at any price.

If you must spend $1200.00 dollars on a CD player I highly recommend that you buy this one for $200.00 and send the other $1000.00 to me ... this way we will both be happy.

Highly recommended and perhaps the best audio value currently on the market.
Pros:
Great price, quality and sound!
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Onkyo C-7030

Written By GregH, Buffalo, NY on Thursday, April 25, 2013
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I hooked up the Onyko C-7030 Single Disc CD Player to my new Onkyo TX-8255 receiver and Polk Audio speakers purchased from Crutchfield. The sound is amazing for a CD. Great sound for the cost.
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5 out of 5

Great CD player!

Written By SW, South Carolina on Thursday, March 21, 2013
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I've had this CD player for about a month. This is the first purpose-built CD player I've had in a long time and I am very happy that I bought it. The sound is excellent, it seems to be well made, and it looks nice. I'm hearing things on my CDs that I never heard before.
Pros:
Good sound, good price.
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

onkyo c-7030 cd player

Written By tmc, boynton beach fl on Wednesday, February 27, 2013
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I recently called crutchfield to place an order for a amplifier, turntable, and maybe a cd player. The cd player i had in mind cost approx $600. My advisor (Dallas) mentioned the Onkyo c-7030 was receiving good reviews, so i ordered one for $200. After connecting this unit to my new amplifier I played a wide sprectum of music, classical (heavy on the piano), big band, and vocals. The music sounded great . Unless you have super sensitive ears you will not find a better machine for the price. There is an old rule in audio sound - you can spend so much to get a really great sound, than spend 3, 4, 5, times more for slight improvements.
Pros:
Simple straigh forward cd player. Just hit the play button and enjoy the great sound.
Cons:
None
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4 out of 5

onkyo c-7030 review

Written By Hank, Rancho Cucamonga, CA on Monday, February 18, 2013
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Sounds good, works as it should
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5 out of 5

Onkyo C-7030

Written By Max, Minneapolis, MN on Tuesday, February 05, 2013
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Looks good/ clean lines. Matches my Onkyo receiver and has the dimmer option (the display) so I can put both my receiver and CD player on the low setting. sound is good.
Pros:
Good price and quality. Not much more money than a low quality 5 disc changer.
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2 questions already asked

Someone in the reviews mentioned that the only way to fast forward or reverse is from the remote, is that true? [ Bob Doherty  Mar 07, 2014 ]
11 answers
  • False, the double arrow seek buttons on the player fast forward and reverse when you press and hold. [ BRUCE E   Mar 09, 2014 ]
  • No, it is not true. There is one set of forward and reverse buttons. Press the relevant button to move forward or backward a single track. Hold it down to fast forward or reverse. [ Thomas   Mar 08, 2014 ]
  • Yes Onkyo C-7030 will fast-forward with the face button. If you depress the once it goes to the next selection, but if held depressed it is fast-forward. This is pretty much industry standard. [ PHIL.   Mar 07, 2014 ]
  • you can control all functions from the unit you can forward and reverse without the remote hope this helps. [ ALAN   Mar 07, 2014 ]
  • Yes, this the case. I was surprised by this omission in design, but ultimately it has not caused me any inconvenience. I am very happy with the unit. [ RAYMOND M   Mar 07, 2014 ]
  • This is true it will go to the next chapter only. [ ROBERT   Mar 07, 2014 ]
  • yes, as far as I can tell. but don't fast forward, everything sounds good on this player, you don't want to miss anything....... [ JOSEPH A   Mar 07, 2014 ]
  • Unfortunately I believe that is true. [ COLIN Y   Mar 07, 2014 ]
  • You can go from track to track using front panel buttons. I have never used the remote on theis unit. [ STEVEN R   Mar 07, 2014 ]
  • Not at all. Works fine from the unit and the remote. [ RICHARD   Mar 07, 2014 ]
  • not true; just push and hold previous or next track buttons to fast-reverse or fast-forward during playback. [ mark   Mar 07, 2014 ]
What are the depth and width of this Onkyo C-7030 CD Player? [ Frank  Feb 26, 2014 ]
7 answers
  • 17 1/8 X 11 3/8 excellent unit [ ANTHONY W   Feb 28, 2014 ]
  • The player is 11 1/2" deep and 17 1/2" wide. [ NANCY J   Feb 28, 2014 ]
  • Hi Alford, Thank you for this information. I have purchased the CD player from Crutchfield. Frank [ Frank   Feb 27, 2014 ]
  • This was easy enough to find on the web. I bought this for my brother who lives in Seattle, some 3 hours away, so I just got this of the Crutchfield site. Width: 17.1 in Depth: 12 in Height: 4 in [ MICHAEL D   Feb 26, 2014 ]
  • 17 1/8 ? 4 ? 12 3/64 inches (w-h-d) [ DANIEL B   Feb 26, 2014 ]
  • (W x H x D) 17 1/8 x 4 x 12 3/64 inches [ ALFORD   Feb 26, 2014 ]
  • 17 1/8 x 11 3/8 x 3 15/16 [ STEVEN   Feb 26, 2014 ]

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