In the past, I've gone cheap in this category. But I've just had two mini "HIFI" CD player systems die at the same time. I have no clue what they meant by "HIFI", but they were relatively insubstantial little units with a lightweight speaker box on each side. I'm thinking that I want to get something quality, modular (i.e. able to add wireless speakers, different output channel in different rooms, etc) and with some enduring quality. I have a good collection of CDs which I love to put on. Though it's not quite the same as the old vinyl days, it still allows me to respect the album as compiled by the artist, so I like CDs. But It would be cool to be able to route the TV audio, and any other computer or streaming through the amp, things that might become more important to our family over the next couple of years with growing teenagers. So, I'd love to hear perspective and experience from anyone who's recently looked into this.