I've have had the Marantz SA-8004 CD+DAC (w/Optical+USB-B+Coax+USB-Ipod) for about a month now.http://us.marantz.com/us/Products/Pa...oductId=SA8004
As a CD player I am pleased -I like the sound very much, though I can't hear much difference vs my Marantz CC-4003 CD-changer. I don't have a golden ear, so other folks might detect a greater difference.
I happen to have a couple of SACD's - they sound very good also - maybe a little better than the CD version - (but not worth it to me to replace any existing CDs to SACDs, but others may differ)
What I really love is the variety of DAC Inputs:
Once you adjust for volume, the USB-B connection direct from the laptop is virtually CD quality using Itunes as a player.
I love the front USB-Ipod input - if I am listening to something on the IPOD when I walk into the house, its a quick switch to pull the ear-plugs and plug it into the stereo.
The TOSLINK connection works great with my Apple Airport Express.
The Digital Coax connection works great with the digital output from my Marantz CC-4003.
Hope this is helpful - Enjoy the music!