I am building a second two channel system at my work apartment. I bought a set of SDA SRS-2s (pin-blades) that I'm going to use for speakers for the second system. I'm currently back at my home in GA for the weekend and I'm going to bring a few things back with me to assemble the system such as either an Anthem Amp 1, or an Amp-2SE (I have two of these that I'm eventually going to bi-amp the SRS 2s with), a power conditioner, some extra speaker cables I have lying around (AQ CV-4.2s but will replace eventually with MIT Shotgun S3s), and extra interconnects (Ben's old silver ICs in this case which will replace with MIT down the road). That will just leave me needing a preamp. I'm going with either another Anthem Pre-1L or Pre-2L if I can find one soon, or the Dared 2100 if I can't.
I'm going to keep this system simple. I just want to use one SACD/DVD-A/Redbook CDP. My budget for the player is $500. What would y'all recomend for a universal, two-channel only player? Two that really have my eye are the Marantz SA-8100 and the Oppo BDP-83SE. Are there any others y'all would recommend in that price range over the two, and which of these two would y'all go with if not? Thanks in advance.