Marantz CD-63

October   1 9 8 2 october 1982
1 9 8 4 1984

The other first Compact-Disc player !

Small footprint indeed but the massive CDM0 mechanism was under the hood (1982 units) and it still is - indestructible. 1983 units had the CDM1 installed - indestructible.

The CD-63 is a full rebadge of the original Philips CD100 : no differences other than the shiny champagne color and slightly different scripting - five kilos of 1982 sci-fi.

The CD-63 didn't see an equivalent of the Philips CD101 update in 1984 (but for the near-Invisibilia Marantz JP-only CD-63B version) but did see a lot of sales fifteen years later with the same name put on a completely different player : the 1990s CD-63 sold like hotcakes worldwide, thanks to Ken Ishiwata and his myriad of upgrades and versions !
It sounded better than the original CD-63 from 1982 but with a CDM12 inside isn't as reliable (nor beautiful) as the 1982 original.

Equivalent siblings are the Grundig CD30 and the two Meridian : Meridian MCD and Meridian MCD Pro.
The Marantz CD-63 was also (somewhat) (more or less) (not really) available in Japan under the CD-63B name and with very classy dark grey looks - a sadly extremely rare version.

Much more about the CD-63 at the indispensable

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Marantz CD-63 specifications
Title Value
Frequency response : 20Hz...20Khz
S/N ratio : 90dB
Dynamic range : 90dB
Channel separation : 90dB
THD : 0,004% (1Khz)
PC : 30W
Dimensions : 32 x 7,4 x 26,2cm
Weight : 5kg.
Listprice : 189,000¥ (CD-63B, 1983)
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