Should not really be criteria for selection......It can play MP3s as well as unfinalized disks too. The best part i noticed on all Marantz players was that their grip on the CD is so well, that even if u keep drop the player few inches above the ground, the cds wont skip at all!...
If budget is critical, it may be better to save 10k to spend on speakers. In fact I would even save more on the CD player to get better speakers and then upgrade later when I had saved up some more.
If you are located in Mumbai, you should contact Soundsmiths. Contact them anyway, they will tell you their dealers at other places also. They have quite a wide range and are helpful. For speakers, there is no use going by others' recommendations. You simply need to hear for yourself and decide. e.g. very critically acclaimed brand with rave reviews to me sounded quite harsh and I settled on another mellower brand at half the cost. Almost all the good brands are decent in their own way. Some established brands may be a tad overpriced, some lesser known ones give good sound also. Ultimately difference is not all that much, but each manufacturer has own type of sound which you may or may not like. Also some models of speakers from good mfr. may not be upto the mark.Thanks Sandeep on your recommendation.
Can you recommend me some speakers in the 50-75K range? The speakers can be either floorstanders or bookshelf but they will need to have a front port as they will be placed close to the wall (don't have too much space). The room size is 5x5 metres.