Poorman's ML 390 CDP
i'm in the process of upgrading my system.
just purchased NAD S200 few days ago and am very satisfied with it so far.
next up is preamp. i own rega planet 2000 CDP and was going to keep it.
but out of blue, i got myself thinking that if i sell rega and just purchase CDP with volume control, i could get something of higher quality, since I won't have to purchase preamp.
i did a little research and realized that what i want is NOT a CDP with (digital) volume control(sound degrading issue at lower volume) BUT a CDP that has preamp built-in (that is analogue volume control)...
So far i found out that ML 390 has the feature I want but that's beyond my budget...(my $$$ is about 2.5k)
so here goes my question, what's poorman's ML 390, if there's such a gig on the market?
many thanx for ur suggestion in advance...