I'm in the market for a new cd player and welcome your suggestions. Looking for a single-disc player under $300.
Check out Music directs clearance.You can get a Marantz DV6001 for $249, a great dealAlternatively if you want to get locally, check out the Marantz CD5001
Step up to $349 and buy the NAD.
This comes from a less than rabid fan of NAD.
I have been very pleased with Cambridge Audio Azur 640C v2. I paid $550 two years ago. Audio Advisor is now offering at $400
I know you said < $300, but if at all possible save your pennies and buy a used Marantz SA-8001 when you can.(There's one on Audiogon right now for $575 obo - including shipping!)That player competes with $1500 CDPs and is a steal on the used market. I own one and it is as good as everyone says.
Read the review on this site.
If you can't wait, the NAD 515BEE is < $300 and has great reviews.
Accessories4less has refurbed Marantz DV6001 universal players for $199. I paid $249 a while back and thought that was a steal.