Depends on your musical requirements. If you just want to play CDs then a quality dedicated CDP is the way to go. If, however, you're looking at streaming or some other technology then a DAC is the better choice.
Amp: Leema Pulse; Source: Naim CD5i-2, Denon 260MKII, Pro-ject XP I; Speakers: PMC TB2i
Formerly known as plastic penguin
Or just kill two biards with one stone - Harman Kardon HD990, or any other CDP that comes with additional digital inputs. Sorted.
Onkyo TX-NR818 / Tannoy DC4 speakers / Marantz UD-7007
AVI Lab Series CD player / various cables
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