The Denon DVD-5000 is a fabulous all rounder player. It plays both DVDs and CDs with excellent result but its when it is used as a CD player that it really outguns any CD player in the sub-$1,000 range now. Its original $2,500 MSRP was a lot of money back then but you get a machine that offered one of the best in picture quality through DVDs and a more affordable CD player alternative when compared to the likes of the DCD-S10 or even the DVD-A1, both of which cost thousands more and yet only sounded marginally better over the DVD-5000. Built quality is similar to its other two more expensive brethren and weights a hefty 38lbs. When you operate the unit, you can just feel the quality of the engineering within the casing. This is a player made to last. It will also serve as an excellent CD transport if you want to pair with a newer DAC.
Cosmetically, the player looks really good. Minor scuff marks here and there but nothing major. Original remote is included and unit will be securely packed for safe shipping.