Advice on Choosing New CD Player - Marantz 6007, Emotiva ERC-4, & Rotel CD 11 Tribute
Hi everyone, I'm looking for a cd player to replace my aging Sony CA7ES which I love. I'm on my second one and know it's just a matter of time until it starts skipping again. I'm about 2 or 3 months from making a purchase and the ones I'm looking at to replace it are the Marantz CD6007, Emotiva ERC-4, and the Rotel CD 11 Tribute. Sound quality is the number one factor to me, and listening to music is my main purpose. I'd prefer something that has a similar sound to my sony because to my ears it is absolutely fantastic with my setup. I'd also prefer something with a digital out because I have an external DAC as well. I'm running a 2 channel setup, I may move to 5.1 eventually but that's way down the road. If it helps, here's my current setup (please stick to cd player suggestions as I am not interested in changing any of my other gear at this point). Please tell me which player you recommend and why. Thanks in advance.
Preamp - Outlaw Model 990
Amp - NAD 2200PE (which will be upgraded/refurbished in a couple of weeks)
CD Player Sony CDP-CA7ES
DAC - SMSL SU-9N
Speakers - Polk LSi 15
Sub - Rythmik L12