I owned the Denon 1500 MkII, which I believe came out before your 1520. I would consider adding an outboard DAC and see how things sound before spending alot of $ on a new player. CAL made a tube DAC which would certainly warm things up! (Great for Jazz/classical) Currently listening to an older NEC Mid/80's CDP which is 2X oversampling/16bit which sounds great! Just because there are more bits doesn't necessary equate to better sound. Also, system/personal dependent as well.
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