For many years I’ve been using an old Rega Planet 2000 as a transport, first into a Channel Islands Audio DAC, and since last fall, through my SGCD. The Rega is starting to exhibit some aberrant behavior that makes me suspect trouble lies ahead. So I’m thinking of replacing it, and with the DAC in the Stellar, I have no need for a stand-alone player at this point. All of my equipment is modest, so for “proportional response” as well as actual budget reasons, I need to keep any such purchase under a grand.
Toward that end, I’m eyeing either a Cambridge CXC v2 or the Audiolab 6000CDT. They’re within $50 of each other, and each has its share of decent reviews. Anyone here have any experience or relevant thoughts about either or both? My needs are pretty simple - sound quality, build quality, and the typical, basic operational features.
I realize this involves PSA only peripherally via the SGCD, and the shallow end of the price pool isn’t visited very often in these parts anyway, but I’m open to any information or opinions regardless, should anyone have any to offer.