Generally, I'm now very happy with my main system, that I use downstairs. Rega Planar 6, Ortophon Bronze 2M, Graham Slee Accession MM phono stage, Pioneer PD-HS7 CD player (early 1990s), Outlaw Audio rr2160 integrated amp, KEF R3s on Target Audio HR Series stands, Wire World Equinox interconnects, Straightwire Super Quad speaker wire. Secondary upstairs system (for casual listening in bed while reading before sleep): Thorens TD190-2, Ortofon OM10, Sony D-5 CD player, Harmon Kardon AVR 1510 amp, NAD PP2e phono stage, Wire World interconnects. I'm very happy with the main system. The secondary system is good enough for my purposes but it relies on my ancient 1984 Sony D-5 (the Japanese original version) CD player, which usually works just fine and sounds fine for this application, but it's old and sometimes has trouble reading certain discs, while the Pioneer player is rock solid and I suspect that modern players/DACs would be better than either. The Question: If I'm going to get a new CD player for the secondary system, it really makes more sense to get a good one for the MAIN system--good enough that I'll not need to upgrade again probably in my lifetime (I'm 60). The Pioneer deck has performed perfectly for going on 30 years. I want today's equivalent with more modern features. I can then rotate the Pioneer deck to the secondary system to replace the Sony D-5. So, assuming an absolute upper end budget of $2,500, shipping and tax included, and preferring a new product with a warranty (the longer the better) and with good sound, of course, important, but reliability also very important, what do people suggest? I'm open to either a DAC and transport or a standalone player, but would prefer the latter for space considerations. Still, sound quality is the primary issue. Any help would be much appreciated. I'm very grateful to everyone here who has helped to get me where I am so far. One more major decision to go! Then I'm done.