Don't you dare say CDs are dead, kid. Well, at least not to the fine folks at Denon
, who've just launched anachronistically expensive CD192T and FMJ CD36T, two ARCAM CD players more or less built enthusiastically around a Wolfson WM8740 DAC. For your ¥210,000 or ¥315,000 (about $1,900 and $2,800 US) you get, um, a CD player with anti-vibration shielding, 192kHz sampling, 114dB SNR, coax, TOSLINK, and two RCA outs. We'd say that's money better spent on DVD-Audio or SACD at this point, but we're not sure we've ever been able to convince the audiophiles of anything -- so if you are to CDs what many are to vinyl, welcome home.