I am thinking of getting a CD player sometime soon for my stereo system and am wondering what suggestions people have. I don't want to have to spend more than $300 for one. I currently have my system hooked up to my computer and am playing music that I've copied to my HD. I have a pair B&W 601 S1 and a HK 3480 stereo reciever. I am thinking of buying the HK CD player. I don't plan to keep this specific setup for a very long time so a used player is welcome to the list. I am a little new to the audio world so any suggestions would be welcome. I know of Marantz and Rotel making very good stuff and have been reading through the posts and see NAD come up alot. Specific models to look out for would be appreciated rather than just company names.
There are some great bargains on used NAD as well. C541, C541i can be had for less than $300. There are some Music Hall CDP's mmf-cd-25 for $375 on audiogon that get rave reviews for their price/performance ratio.
I was using a cheap DVD as a CDP and recently purchased a C541 used. The difference in sound is worth the upgrade.