I have collected a lot of music CDs over the years (after many teenage years of abusing vinyl). I just started putting together a system. Started with loudspeakers (that is where much of the budget went), an AVR, a power amp for the mains, and a universal disc player (a rather inexpensive one, does not support SACD). Everything that I am using is subject to change as I grow the system, except the speakers and subs. They will stay.
Just a tad more info: I listen to all sorts of music with a nod to rock and jazz fusion, huge redbook CD collection, including HDCDs. Lots of concert DVDs and a few scattered DVD-As. Not much on movies and I don't care too much about high end video.
Now my question:
Will I likely see any great improvement by sinking bucks into a hi-fi CD player? And if so, what recommendations might you have. One other note: since my player is low end, I am only currently using a digital connect. That will obviously change with the new player.