I am in the market for a budget CD player/Amp combo and am torn between Cambridge's Azur 640A and 640C, version 2 and Rotel's RA-04 (or -05) and RCD-06. I am based in Hong Kong and have been unable to get hold of What HiFi's recently published Ultimate Guide to HiFi, despite my best efforts (still trying!), as I know that would help me greatly.
Does anyone have any thoughts on whether the Cambridge duo beats the Rotel duo or whether it is better to mix and match? Or is there something else out there I have overlooked but should be considering before I take the plunge and upgrade my beloved, but now ancient old NAD CD/Amp combo (15 years of service, so an old friend)?
Any advice/thoughts much appreciated.