dacs and anthem cd player

Can an Anthem cd transport be run into a Yamaha A/V reciever or is a DAC required. The reciever has straight( which totally bypasses all processing [I don't think will work], 2 channel(processed), jazz, hall, dolby digital Prologic 2 Music and DTS Neo:6 Music. If not what is the best DAC bang for buck under a grand.
To the best of my knowledge, Anthem only made a 6 disk tube changer and never just a dedicated tansport. A very good sounding unit I might add. They don't turn up very often. I see no reason you can't just hook it up with regular RCA cables. It does have digital output, so you could add a DAC at a later date.