Of course the Apollo is a new player, only available for around $1000.00, a few used examples currently available for around $875.00. A used CD-25 costing around $300.00, about the same for an original Planet, the 2000 model going for around $550.00, or so, and a $1070 less than $450.00, so more practical Audiogon style advice for a given price point. Spend double, or triple, you will get better sound. Seems sensible to me. Maybe double up again and go for the new Cary, or double that and just keep going, you will eventually get to a really nice dcs system for about $25000.00. It should sound a bit better than the Music Hall.