DAC or new CD player?
I have a Cambridge Audio Azure CD player that has decide to die, I was happy with the sound and have had it for around 8 years, it was purchased as a replacement of my Marantz CD52 MII SE and it does or did sound better, just been in my attic and retrieved my old Marantz 20 years old still looks like new and works well, sound ok too but not as detailed as the Cambridge Audio. The big question is do I resurrect the Marants and buy a DAC or do I purchase a new CD player, however after trawling the net I see that people are buying DAC's for new award winning players but surely if an old player has a good transport and is connected to the same DAC the same quality would be archived, if this is the case then money spent on a DAC is the way forward ???