I am an old-fashioned strereo kind of guy and video gimmicks scarcely give me goosebumps. However, family has demanded a blu-ray player to be introduced into the system and I have a debate going on in my head.
Currently system is the following:
Marantz CD6000 CD player (Oehlbach NF-1 interconnect)
Arcam A70 amp
Tannoy Mercury m3 (QED Silver anniversary XT) - ready for an upgrade
Pioneer DV-400V-S HDMI DVD Player
Pioneer has been already dismissed and I have been planning to upgrade my dear, dear Marantz CD6000 for some time now. "Problem" is that it would be great to get a proper device to play them all (it's going to be 99% music, 1% blu-ray). In all truth, I am not a fan of all-in-one devices but I have to be honest and say I've never tried a device such as Marantz UD 7007 or Denon DBT 1713 UD.
1. Get a cheap Sony BDP-S790 and a proper DAC and prolong my Marantz CD6000 lifetime.
2. Get a more expensive Marantz UD7007 to play it all.
This is a first step towards a major system overhaul. I'm listening mainly gitar music (acoustic and electric), prefer warmer, open and airy sound.
Woud appreciate if anyone has any advice or experiences with UD7007 when it comes to music. Could it be used as a solid transport in case I opt-in for an external DAC in the future?
Thank you all,