Cary 306 SACD: How good at redbook playback?


Hi, I am thinking of upgrading from my Cary 303/300 player to the new 306 SACD player. The main reason is because of the digital inputs which I can use for my digital music front end. I dont have any SACD and dont intend to buy that many because I am not that into classical or jazz. I have about 5000 redbook cds.

So my question is: How good is the 306 at redbook playback? Is it better than the 303/300? My other option is to just get a DAC but if the 306 is really good at redbook playback then I can get a better cd player and an external DAC in one package.

Thanks in advacne.
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TBoooe - save your money and get a good pair of NOS RCA 12AU7 tubes and the Herbies Audio Hal-O tube dampers and forget about the 306. It will take the 303/300 to a whole new level of performance!
The RB playback on the Cary 306/SACD is stunning, even better than my Cary 303/300 with NOS tubes.

How much more is really a question for your ears and (mostly) your pocketbook.
yes ...the 306 sacd is a much better redbook player than the 303/300
Thanks everyone. I should be getting my 306 this Wed. I cant wait to compare it to my 303!
Tboooe...so, what say you?!