So I own an Arcam Alpha 8 CD player but its fuxxored sometime ago the phono outs stopped working. As it goes I happened to have a DCC deck, so I just ran the digital out into that and listened to my CDs on monitor. I didnt have any money to fix it anyway. So recently I moved house and got tired of lugging the DCC deck around so in the bin it went. Figuring, rather naively that it might be a loose connection, I whipped the back of the CD player obviously to find that the phono connectors go straight into the DAC unit. So, this is looking expensive. Anyone have any clues? Should I just go and buy a new CD player. Ill be honest Ive been pretty happy with my hifi for more than a few years. Im pretty much out of the picture and generally look on at how the electronics industry seems to have embraced the low quality ethics of the PC industry with utter horror. Ive seen a few units in second hand shops A twin box Arcam Delta (I forget the model number) for £250. Or should I start saving my pennies for something modern?