I currently have a Quad CDP2 with Quad pre 99/909 driving Dynaudio Focus 220's. I have a marantz TT15 with Maestro for analog and Denon 2900 for two channel universal playback.
Well the analogue had started to rule for my basic playback, but then i need to work something out for digital. I have a pretty wide range of DVD A, SACD and DTS discs that id like to maintain two channel playback on, i also of course of a wide range of CD's.
As a lot of people have observed the Marantz 9600 is available widely at a good price, one local store has new open box model for 799, my question is how would the 9600 compare as a single box solution against the CDP2 & 2900 combination ? what do you think the pro/cons would be ? my initials thought is that i would gain on the universal side but lose CD quality ?