HI,\ni am currently in a market for a cd player, top of mid range would do it fo me probably. Is there a lot of difference in the sound quality in this area trough digital output? i would also prefer something compact design like the Denon or Teac players out there but not essential. if i am looking at the 2nd hand market what brands\/models i should look for? and what year? is it worth getting a model from early 2000 or lets say stay in the past 10 years timeline?\nOr maybe a dvd player? as i won't listen to cd-s with the tv on, but rarely playing a dvd might be an extra feature (twice a year probably :))\nThanks\n\n\nHere’s a thought I’ve had with CD players. I’m a network engineer by profession. Having this in mind, the coax\/fiber out from the CD player is just digital data. No sound, just data into your preamp. So every cd\/dvd player will be equal sound wise. Now for longevity, I’ve had a Denon DVD 900 for twenty years. It just won’t die.