Why not buy an NAD C542 to match your amp? (Unless you're planing on changing out the amp?) They are on sale @ the moment on AudioAdvisor along w/the Cambridges as well.
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I have to say that I am a bit apprehensive about selecting this CDP. My last player in my main rig was a Naim CDX, which I just upgraded (the CDX was several years old) to a Chinese made Doge 6 Tube output CDP. The Doge (available from Pacific Valve-I have no affiliation) might just be the best value on the market today, at $1600 with upgraded tubes. Unfortunately there is no that my Wife will tolerate another such purchase. Reading through the forums I gather that is not altogether an uncommon problem :-)
I'll be the heretic and say this:
Sony Playstation One Model SCPH-1001 (not 300x or 500x, the 1001 is the real deal). One can be had on eBay for the outrageously exploitative price of $50 (was $15). Why?
1. Google it and read its hype
2. Unsubstantiated rumor has it that Shindo's are being demoed by its dealer off this unit.
3. I have one. It makes the Marantz CD-63SE (an okay player in its own rite) sounds analytical. The PS1 is not an immediately impressive unit by obvious attributes such as extensions and resolutions, but its temporally accuracy creates engagement over extended listening. Kinda like a moving magnet cartridge.
(And in case you're wondering. Yes, I once had a Radio Shack Optimus 3400 as well. There! Skeleton out of the closet!)
I've had a couple of the Rotel 1072s, in part to the suggestions of people here. Terrific player, and preferable to the newer 1520. Excellent support from Rotel if needed.
A Rega would be a good choice also - very good sounding, good support, and generally reliable. If you could find a Naim CD5(any) for $500, jump on it - it's better than any of the others listed here. The problem is that they're usually more than $500, and the older players (CD3 and CD3.5) are (much) more likely to need service.
I've heard a few of the Cambridge models, and they're also worth considering. When I've heard them they've been fine, though I've always left wondering why so many people think so highly of them. Probably just not my cup of tea.