Get a Resolution Audio CD-55 and be happy for a change!
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i think to make a real jump in sound quality you will need to spend some money. had the 515; upgraded to cal 15...night and day difference. i have heard the old rega is good and arround 400$ cals are in the 800$ range. do not know that you would gain a great deal of sound quality due to other componets. please do not take this as a negative. i still have an nad 3020 in another system. just do not want you to think a great dac or cd player will make all the difference. it a step by step process or addiction. good luck.
DAC definately. Especially if you need a "changer". Forget buying a better quality CD changer. Keep the one you got. I see the MSBIII DAC being sold for $300. You should be able to get an MSBII for about $200. You will hear a substantial improvment and you should be ahead of the guy with the CAL... but you need a digital cable. This is the most efficient way to improve your system for music. To get a better source than this (or as you probably know for a substantial amp or speaker upgrade than the NAD or Monitor) you would have to lay out over a G. That's old man talk for $1K.
believe it or not, although im a "youngster", i understand "over a g" (1 dime, one long or g-wiz would have also been appropriate!!!) anyway, i do have a fantastic digital cable, it is hand made by a blind audiophile that i know and has a solid pure silver core. i think i will go ahead and upgrade to a seperate dac, the msb model does sound enticing at that price point but i wonder if anyone else has had good experiences with other similarly priced dac's. thanks again for all of your help