As the title asks, would it be better for me to buy a dedicated CD player such as the Marantz CD6006UK edition or should I get a 4kBluray player like Sony UBP X800mk2 and add an external DAC to it and play CDs through that?
Ah, I wasn't aware that the Sony lacked the analogue outs. That puts a spin on the plans.The Sony, as far as I'm aware, does not have analogue out connections and any CD's played on it will rely on HDMI for transport to the amp.
I've owned a cd6006 and it is without doubt one of the best players at under £500 that's ever been produced and it's build quality is very good indeed. Very quiet in operation. You are also looking at a CD player that is more expensive than the Sony and just designed to do one job.
The system listed at the bottom of your post (Signature) says you have a NAIM Nova, the Nova has TWO Coaxial and TWO Optical inputs, so the BluRay having an Coaxial Out is of no consequence, unless you are already using all the Digital In on the Amp, which would be very unusual.Ah, I wasn't aware that the Sony lacked the analogue outs. That puts a spin on the plans.
I could not find BluRay listed on the Pioneer Electronics website, though perhaps I just missed it.
Do you have a link to one for sale, and a link to the Sony Website?Why isn't the Sony ES UBP-X1100ES mentioned?