Am looking to buy a new SACD/CD player. Currently I am using a Rega Apollo for CDs and Oppo 83SE for SACDs (both with analog connections to pre). I am sold on the SACD format and have been building up my collection lately.
Ideally I'd like to have one player to play both formats. The Rega Apollo is warm sounding which is what I prefer, and I couldn't be happier with it. Here's the thing, the Oppo sounds bright to me. If I could find a player that maintains the warmth/quality of the Rega and also a warmer SACD sound I would give it a try.
I've seen two Marantz players recommended in another thread - SA8004 and SA15S2. I can buy these locally at Crutchfield who have a 60-day return policy so I will start with one or both of these.
I would like to know some other brands to consider - any recommendations?
Budget = 1k-2k