Happy New Year!
CD players are currently out of my reach, mechanical requirements exceed my abilities to properly evaluate for quality and durability (electronics is much less of a problem). Besides, analog is a lot more fun
As for turntables, I was looking into that (for my OEM partner - very talented industrial designers). We had some interesting concepts discussed but, in the end, I was not sure that I can make something that will stand out; there are many good choices in every price range. I guess I'll stick with analog electronics for now... there are many good ideas that need to be materialized.
Thanks for asking!