ARC CD2 or Bel Canto DAC2 with transport

Hi, Can anyone suggest which would be better for sheer musical enjoyment without sounding digital? Thanks, John
can't go wrong with Bel Canto anything! I have the DAC3 and it is phenomenal. Good luck!
I would stear away from the ARC CD2 for this reason. The laser mechanism is not being made anymore and ARC is out of parts. Therefore, if you have a problem it may not be able to be repaired. Other than that it's a good plyer for it's vintage, but not at the same performance level as current design players at a similar used price points.
I just bought a CD2
sounds really nice and the price was right

that said I didn't do enough research
fatal flaw
and it's the same damn phillips transport that cratered in my also nice sounding when it worked audio aero prima cd player which is now a boat anchor
they want $800 replacement charge