I don't want this thread to digress into an SACD vs Redbook debate. But since it has started, i will add my 2 cents. I have owned 2 SACD players an EMC and a DP75v. No question on DSD recordings, SACD sounds better. However, the titles on SACD absolutely suck and they have been so slow to roll out that many have jumped ship a long time ago. Some will continue to wait forever and maybe it will survive, others like me gave up and got back all of the money invested. The way I look at it, if it ever gets up to speed, I can always come back, but for now it's very dead to me.
On the topic at hand, the 75v is the best redbook player of the 3 mentioned. Arguably, the 85 sounds slightly worse in redbook but has the added benefit of sacd. If sacd doesn't interest you, I doubt anyone will claim the 85 is many thousands better sounding on redbook than the 75v, if at all. Again, I feel the 75v bested it in redbook at half the price. I have not heard the new UP EMC but, unless they made the chassis 4 inches less wide, got it to accept CDR's more easily if at all and improved on the world worst remote control, I would not be interested.
Finally, all Accupahse products are wired differently on the balanced outputs than US players. Even the Accuphase products destined for the US have the neutral and hot plugs reversed as that is how they are supposed to be wired in Japan. That said, most people here either run single ended, like me, or get custom cables made that invert the polarity in some way. Sounds pretty fine in single ended to me.