I know my question's title may seem too generic but, I could not get it any better. I am very much into classical and care very little about rap and stuff. I have burnt myself buying an old marantz 2500 that needed all the repairs you could imagine and I really do not want to go through such a process again. Thus my thoughts about a CD player such as the CAL icon are totally out now. It has to be new. With the above info, I wonder if there are some suggestions about a cd player that will give good range and clarity. I know the major problem with classical is the recordings actually, with the over miking and hiss coming out of nowhere, but that is ok. I'd rather hear the bad recording over bad sound reproduction.
Another thing that I am totally unfamiliar with is the "transport" concept. Here is the question. My amplifier has two (2) positions for turntable. I do not have a turntable now and I doubt I will have more than one if any. Is that what a "transport" cd player needs? Iwas under the impression that even the poorest CD players will produce a sound that will not be close as bad as a poor turntable or casette tape. Is there something to do with that by using one of those preamps on the amplifier instead of the one run of the mill amp in a standard cheap cd layer?
I hope I don't sound too confusing but if I do it is because I am actually confused with the technology.
Thanks for your replies in advance.