Re: What CD player to buy - a reader needs advice...
Boy, everyone with great suggestions. I`m going to comment on just the source. Right now, the Marantz DV - 7600 is a bargain. At 599.99, down from 1099.99, it represents great quality at a good price. A universal player so you can play all cds and dvds except, HD, and Blu - Ray of course. Will play both 2 channel and multi - channel Surround sound. Includes a brand new 216MHz/12 Bit Video DAC with a separate 10- bit Progressive Video Scaler allowing video upscaling to 720p or 1080i.
Though I know you are not into the home theater arena now, but at this price, you will not need another player for a while, unless you do go HD.
See it on musicdirect.com.
I hope that helps.