MF A5 CD Player or M1CDT with Arcam AVP700?
My system consists of an Arcam AVP700 AV Processor with a Mark Levinson ML-9 amplifier and Martin Logan reQuest speakers (you can see it on the "Featured Members" section at the Hub). I am researching CD players. Currently, I have a Samsung Blu-Ray DVD Player and an old Sony 5 disc CD changer that play my CDs, DVDs and SACDs. In my search, I have auditioned the Marantz CD 5004 and have done a lot of reading on various players like Arcam, Krell, Planet, Linn and Musical Fidelity. As I am on a tight budget, I will have to save up for about a year to get what I want around the $800 range.
For some reason, I really am drawn to Musical Fidelity products, especially the MF A5 CD player and the M1 CDT CD transport. I was wondering if I should a) buy the A5 to hook up via RCA, b) buy the A5 and use it as a transport by hooking it up via digital RCA, c) buy the M1CDT and link it up via digital RCA cable and let the Arcam AVP software do the DAC work.