|Originally posted by soundboy
If you are not into SACD or DVD-Audio, I would recommend looking into a single-disc CD player from the likes of NAD, Cambridge Audio, Rotel, or Marantz. There's also a Technics single-disc model that has been raved by the British Hi Fi press in recent years....I have seen it at less than $150.00.
Regarding buying equipment or upgrading, do it one piece at a time. Otherwise, you'll not be able to tell the benefits (or harm) of the new gear.
Yes, I am into SACD *and* DVD-Audio. However, I won't be ready to jump into either until I have full surround sound speakers (and a new receiver/amp...because mine is 5.1, and I believe you need 6.1 for SACD, right?)
I went ahead and picked up an inexpensive Yamaha single-tray CD deck. It should serve me well, and will probably be a decent match for the Onkyo receiver.
So...the current chain is Onkyo receiver, Yamaha CD deck, Samsung DVD player, Technics 1200.
Next up: speakers. (I'm guessing a high quality DVD player to replace the Samsung and Yamaha for CD's and DVD's (along w/ stands and better cables) would be the next logical choice..followed by the other three speakers & sub..followed by new receiever...SACD player..turntable...... Yeah, that sounds like the right order..)
SOOO... I think I'll be deciding between 601 and 602. Someone told me that 602's might be a better choice to replace the Advents...that my Onkyo might make the 601's sound a little thin, where the 602's will help make up what's lacking from my receiver output...plus 602's may be all I'll need for front speakers, where the 601's can be purchased for rears in a future upgrade....
...anyway, that's where I am right now...
(BTW, soundboy, you've been a great help)