I'm sticking with my 1997 Marantz CD67 player! Truly excellent! I will put it up against any of today's expensive transports/DACs! One box to rule them all ...You surely don't get out much. There are dozens of DACs now that would have been considered world class 20 years ago. I'd say it wouldn't take more than a low tier converter being fed by a good streamer to best that Marantz.