I just picked up a rotel RDV-1040
Its a cd/dvd player, it has rack mounts on it (which I can take off) - My dad had it from a ~10 year old home theater set up he spent some $$$ on when he moved into a new house. He recently replaced it with a blu-ray player, and while at his house - I saw it sitting in the corner in a basement. He gave it to me because "he wasnt using it"
How well would this work as a dedicated CD source? I need to find a power cable for it (easy) so I havent tried it yet. He said he spent ~$500 for it originally, but I dont know if the $$$ was put towards the dvd portion of it or if it actually works well audio wise.