Brand new CD player or DAC with existed Blu-ray player
Just ignore my signature. I’m in the progress to setup my first Hi-Fi system. Speakers and AMP should be settled on Tannoy DC6T and Creek EVO2. Originally I want to buy the Marantz CD6004 to play CD and music on my iphone.
But after some research on the web, it seems there is another option. I have a blu-ray player Sony S380 which has coaxial out. And there are DACs with similar price as CD6004 (E.g. Arcam rDAC, MF M1 or a little pricey Rega).
So only compare the sound quality between the CD player and cheap blu-ray player connect to a DAC in this price range, which will be better? I would restrict the price under 500, so for the CDP side, will include Marantz CD6004, Rega Apollo, Creek EVO2, and on the DAC side, it will include Arcam rDAC, Music Fidelity M1 DAC, Rega DAC.
Any idea is appreciated. Please focus on the sound quality!