I've often used older players since I'm not a fan of super upsampling unless it's really state of the art and super $$$. My favorite is the Electrocompaniet ECD-1 (that DOES upsample but sounds wonderful and warm anyway). If you are looking at the Krell you may not be a fan of the Electro sound. Other favorite older players often available used on Audiogon: Resolution Audio CD-55, Marantz SA-1 (also plays CDs), Arcam FMJ CD-33, Linn Ikemi. I have all of these players at one time (still own the Marantz) and would easily buy one again. I don't think the newest technology in CD players necessarily sounds the best; at least not to me. I do not like extremely detailed, "analytical" sound. I go for the warmer, mellower sound, with detail but not etching.
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