Hello, I'm wondering if I could get some advice? I am looking to replace an older Rotel CD player. I am fine with buying used or new and I'm wondering if anyone would have a suggestion on what would be a nice player for around $500 or so? I have a Classe Integrated 100 watt amp and MMG speakers.
I'll throw a vote out for the Lexicon RT-20 which is a multi player, it can be had on the Gon for $850-$900. I know its a little out of your price range but MSRP on this player was $4995! I own one and it's built like a tank and sounds great!
Tube cd players do not require any more maintenance than solid state. The tubes in cd players and preamps generally last many thousands of hours. You might want to upgrade from the stock Jolida tubes for better sound.