To all who have posted or e-mailed me privately, my most sincere thanks. Several have made some generous offers on quality stuff.
I find myself going back and forth on what to do but all the time learning something about digital which is what I really intended to do. Audiogon is a great site to purchase and learn I've found over the years. Moreover, I've interacted with some great people through this site. I had previously bought here with a different e mail address and just started over recently and have always had good experiences here.
I've found over the years, that I make better decisions by taking my time. However, my current thinking is this:
1. Even though this is a 2nd system, why not go with something that is most important, that is, the source is the most important link in the chain. Just as you would want a quality TT in an analogue system, you would want a decent CD player in a digital system even if it costs a bit more money.
2. I like components that are dedicated and universally accepted :
I have products by Vandersteen, Audio Research, VPI, Conrad Johnson Dynaco etc.I
3. I also have always like the concept of matching components that blend well together. For example, Vandersteens usually go well with Audio Research electronics.
4. So, the way I'm leaning right now is that I'm thinking of purchasing a Music Hall MMF CD-25 right now. But I reserve the right to change my mind .