I owned this player for a many yrs. It replaced a Denon DCD 1500 II and it was a much nicer sounding player. (The Denon was much quicker to access tracks though.) The Cal had a warmer presentation, very nice midrange, but the bass was muddy. (The "Boss" upgrade probably made the player even better.) I too grew tired of the player. Presently I'm using a Rotel RCD 971 and it is an extremely good sounding player. (Be careful about replacement parts (certain models), some parts are not avaliable any longer from Rotel.) Every system/person's tastes are different, so YMMV. Finally, you may wish to hold on to it just in case....Good Luck!
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