If CD only, why waste money on a DVD? However, the 103 will play flash drives, portable hard drives and even stream from your PC. Quite a flexible unit with a nice remote and great customer service too.
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+ 1 on getting a quality CDP instead of a Blu ray spinner
As good as the OPPO is for playing movies, the ARCAM or other standalone cdp will best it for music .... Hands down
The latter quality-built gear generally have far superior DACs and power supplies compared to a Blu ray player.
let's also remember everything is built to a price point
There mare many other similar redbook and SACD players to consider: REGA, NAIM etc.
It depends on how you'll connect the player to the AVR.
If you use a digital connection, then the analog section of the player isn't involved. The sonics will be determined by the AVR.
If you use an analog connection, then the analog section of the player will determine the sonics. In that case I assume that the Arcam would likely be more appealing. This assumes the AVR isn't digitizing the analog inputs.