Used Cary or Used Meridian

Looking at the Cary 306-100 or 200 vs. the Meridian 506.20 or .24. Any recommendations would be appreciated!

Ideally, you would be able to listen to what you were considering buying. If you can't listen, you will have to go with verbal rec's only which is always risky. Both have great reputations and either could serve you well. This is probably less than helpful but good luck,
My taste would be Cary 306/200 which I just purchased. It took me such a long time to do researches about the best CD player that can probably be the best (Audio Aero Capitol and Electrocompaniet EMC1 MKII are also the best). But it also depends on individual ears. Best luck.