A coworker of mine who has led me into high-end audio is looking for a new CD-player. His Parasound C/DP-1000 cd player is skipping and just not sounding well. He wants one that is a top-loader and that you put the CD's up-side down, so dust doesn't accumulate on the laser as much. Does anyone have any suggestions? He is looking to keep it under $1000. His current system is: Conrad Johnson Preamp 2 Burning power amps Spica speakers 15 in MK Sub I told him I would try to help him out, let me know of any suggestions, thanks!