I have a planet 2000 and enjoy its sound. I like its tone, PRAT, timber etc... but I want more of it. I find that the Rega lacks authority when playing. It still sounds like a CD player (and a CD player at that) but not live music. I want something that has the good qualities of the Rega, but just expands on them. I want a player to take control and give me music which leaves little to none to complain about.
I really like my friends Wadia, but I simply can't afford one.
I love the way it portrays the music.
My budget is $750-$1000 plus what ever I can sell me Rega for.
I have been suggested the Sony DVP-9000es. From what I have read it is reasonably priced and sounds good. But it's a Sony, and I am unsure about it.
I will consider everything, my only request is no tubes. I think they are better served in the preamp. Thoughts and opinions welcome.