Second the above! The Jolida JD100A is an extra sweet player at ~$900 new, I haven't heard anything better under a grand, including seperate dac/transport combos. It sounds great with the Stratos too, helping to add meat to the midrange, yet doesn't emphasize the many flaws inherent in tubes the way that a tube preamp/amp most always do. Its not perfect, but for under a grand it may be as close as it gets. Very easy and fun to listen to, no major flaws that hold your attention, and build quality is quite good at the price. Personally, I feel used cd players and transports are a scary proposition, they are pretty frail/fragile things and are really the only item in a typical system the ever wears out, and as such, buying new with a warranty is good for peace of mind.