Its time to upgrade my well loved Sony 555ES - I am running a Sony 555es as a transport threw a Pink Triange DaCapo DAC , LFD LS1 pre , LFD PA2M (SE)power Amp and a Pr of B&W 802F speakers with a REL Stadium 111. But my cd player is starting to skip on the odd cd so Im wondering if anyone can recommended a good CD player to match my system ! Do I go to a single box player or just upgrade the transport ?? As I live in New Zealand I cant demo many top end players ! Im thinking about - Bryston BCD-1 or Lyngdorf CD1 or maybe just a Theta transport threw the Pink triangle DAC.
since you have a goo dac already, i'd look for a decent transport and save some dough. you haven't specified a budget, but at sub-$500us i'm partial to cambridge audio 540/640; used arcam or rega jupiter/appollo are also just fine