Replace Magnavox CDB 650 with Ayre CX-7e ?
My current (very modest) system is: Magnivox CDB 650, Luxman L-80V 50w/ch integrated, Spica TC-60 speakers. I am rebuilding my system one component at a time, and will start with a new CDP(replacing speakers first would requre new amplification, which is cost-prohibitive at this point, and anyway, I am still enjoying the Spicas.). I listen almost exclusively to classical.
I am thinking about replacing the Magnivox (more than 20 yrs. old) with the Ayre. I'm considering this one because:
a) there is a dealer relatively nearby,
b) it's gotten excellent reviews, and
c) it has a reputation for being a lively player.
More detail re. reason c) : I tend to gravitate toward "wa rmish" speakers (thinking about the future here, too). I've heard Spendor, Harbeth, VA and liked them. To my ears, my Spicas fall into this catagory. But don't want too much of the warm sound, so the Ayre sounds attractive. Am I thinking correctly about this?
I certainly will drive up and hear the Ayre, but on the dealer's system and in the dealer's room, not mine. It's unlikely that I will be able to bring the Ayre home. So, I am asking you're advice here.
In short, what difference will I hear between my old Magnavox and the Ayre?