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CD player for an old Technics amp?

I'm putting together an old-school "system". For an amp I have a Technics SU-V2 and i'm slowly adding more components to it. Since this amp is from the early 80s it does not have an optical input (analog only) as such does not have any DACs.

What would be the best way to go about getting the best sound out of a CD player from this amp?

Option 1: Buy a CD player and connect via RCA (use the CD player's DACS)

Option 2: Buy CD player/transport and DAC and connect via optical then RCA to amp

If I go option 1, what would be a good CD player that contains good DACs?

If I go option 2, what would be a good CD transport + DAC?

Truth be told, I don't want to spend a lot of money given that I haven't spend much so far to put this system together.

Currently have:

Amp: Technics SU-V2
Tuner: Technics ST-S3
Cassette deck: Technics M222
EQ/Space dimension controller: Technics SH-8040
Turntable: Fluance RT82
Speakers: PSB 40 MKII
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If you don't want to spend a lot of money then I'd recommend a cheap dvd or blu ray player using optical to a dac. You can get a fairly cheap dac that is pretty decent. I'd try Schiit dacs.

You didn't say what your budget was.

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If you don't want to spend a lot of money then I'd recommend a cheap dvd or blu ray player using optical to a dac. You can get a fairly cheap dac that is pretty decent. I'd try Schiit dacs.

You didn't say what your budget was.
Thanks for the reply!

ah yes budget! I don't mind spending some $ but i just don't want to spend more than what my amp can actually take advantage of.

Also, i'll be honest, looks matter ha! All my stuff is silver machined faced so ideally a silver faced CD from late 80s/90s with good DACs or maybe a nice looking silver CD player from that era and a DAC. I don't want blu ray/DVD, striclkly a CD player.

Let's say under $200?

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Let's say under $200? Thanks!
Onkyo C-7030

Teac CD-P650

Related info:

https://www.onkyousa.com/product/hi-...layers/c-7030/

https://www.teac-usa.com/cd-p650/

Note: Some specs say the Onkyo weighs 15 lbs. That may be shipping weight. Others say 11.7 lbs for the unit. I'd go with 11.7 lbs.
The Teac weight is 8.8 lbs.

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