OK.....I have pretty much all the gear I originally wanted complete my music only system and am planning on completing my HT setup this coming winter. The following is my setup:
NAD T763 reciever (being used as a preamp for now until HT comes along)
Rotel RB 1080 stereo power amplifier
Sony DVP NC685V DVD/CD/SACD player
All components wired with monster cables and plugged into Monster HTS 1000 MK II power center.
I have been told on this forum that my DVD/CD player is the weak point in my music setup. Many have said that DVD players make crappy CD players. My question is this: is this true and if so, what would the good people on this forum suggest I get to replace it? I would like to keep it for watching DVD movies since it does have progessive scan and really does result in great picture quality. I want a player that can play not only CD's but also SACD's and any other derivation of CD's (CD-R's etc.). My budget limit is $500. Any suggestions??