In my experience my new bluray player (sony s350) sounded a lot better with CD than all of these:
- old cd player Teac 500 range (10yo)
- old dvd player Teac 300 range (8yo)
- old CD recorder Marantz DR6000 (10yo)
It's all what we hear really. You're welcome to laugh - but no audio/video disc spinner I've subsequently had came close to my old Technics CD player. The damn thing was a 2nd hand stress-test case and didn't even have remote control.
Well whats the chances of this?? I have the same units and been pondering the same. the denon 670 was the business when i bought it 18 years ago. the only thing is i lost the remote.
In 1988 the Technics was £500 and boasted 4 x 18 bit DACS. Whilst moving the listening room around i connected the Samsung in place of the Technics "" just out of curiosity !! "". I was amazed, a £75 DVD player blew the Technics totally away.