I have an old 508.24 Meridian CD player that I have been using as a transport to an outboard DAC. Lately it has been unable to read discs. I tried cleaning the lens but this did not correct the problem. Meridian no longer services these and I value this player for its build quality and sound. Should I just buy a cheap CD player with a digital out or try to find someone who might be able to repair the meridian?
No Audio component lasts forever, particularly disc spinners. However, I recommend Midwest Audio in Arlington HTs, Il. Be prepared to wait several months, and you need to bring it in person. If I was you, I would just buy a new transport