A month or so ago I bought my first external DAC and started ripping my CD collection for playback via iTunes on an old Mac. I would say that my new digital set-up sounds as good as my CD player (Rotel RCD-1072), if not better, and the convenience/flexibilty of a digital library is pretty wonderful. So, is there any compelling reason for me to not sell my CD player? (Right now it's not even hooked up.) The only reason I can think of is the Rotel can decode the handful of HDCDs in my collection, but I'm not sure how significant that is. (I still need to rip some of those discs and see how they sound through the DAC.) I'm sure a lot of you have faced this decision, and I'd be interested in your insight.