I'm trying to reduce the number of boxes that will go in my Podium rack that's due to arrive tomorrow. I'm looking for a combined CD & BR player to replace my Rotel RCD-1072 & Pana BDP110. The CDP is connected to my DAC via coax & the BDP to my Pana plasma via HDMI. Although I rarely play CDs, I still want something with a good transport. My BDP110 has excellent PQ but is very noisy for the 1st 20mins of any BR disc so am looking for something a lot quiter. It also takes ages to load BR discs & doesn't remember the last played position - something I assumed all players had & something I definitely want!
My absolute max price is £600 & 7O's is selling the UD7007 for £599. I'd prefer dual HDMI, coax out & SACD DVD-A will presumeably be down converted to PCM as I don't have any analogue inputs anymore. Another option is the Oppo 103 who's analogue SQ is not an issue but its transport is. Wi Fi would be nice but not a deal-breaker 'cos I can use a WiFi to LAN converter. So my 1st choice is the Marantz but should I be looking at anything else (CA for instance)?