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?
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.
Ah, I wasn't aware that the Sony lacked the analogue outs. That puts a spin on the plans.
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?