Would like to replace my Rotel RDV 1092 CD player
First let me just say that this Rotel 1092 sounds amazing. I absolutely love the sound. That said it's getting old considering it came out in 2006. 8 years is a long time and I think technologie has most likely improved quite a lot.
Now I don't plan on selling or removing the Rotel from my equipment as I do consider this my ref. cd player and pretty much compare everything to it.
I do want to buy a new CD player though. It doesn't need to do anything more than play audio discs and I don't want to spend over $1500. In fact I want to spend under $500. I think I can get a quaility cd player for around $300 or so easily.
That said what do you guys recommend?
Oh and I should add that this new cd player is meant to be paired with a dedicated standalone DAC and stand-alone hybrid tube amp for headphones, (Audeze LCD2).
The Rotel will stay in my 2-channel system. Unless the new player sounds much better and at that point the Rotel would be rotated out and I'd share the new player with both my 2-channel system and headphone gear stack. The Rotel would go back in it's box.
CD players I've looked at: Nad C-516BEE and Parasound Zcd CD player. I'm leaning towards the Nad but wondering if there is something better for around that price point or slightly higher/lower.
Just want to leave this with a Thank You!
Last edited by White Noise; 07-25-2014 at 11:37 AM.