I found another/better solution for now. I was using the old 10ga monster cable speaker cable and a local shop here suggested I uprade my cable to a faster more detailed cable. I suggessted I did not want to break the bank on speaker cable since I needed 2X 25' lengths. He suggested I use Totem silver cable and will get better detail and soundstage at the expense of a little bass and since my sys incomporates a sub well......you know.
I got the cable, hooked it up and was almost immediately floored with the results. Exactly what he had said and I do not mean a small change but HUGE. It's like I have a new system and the cables aren't even broken in yet. I am hearing things that I never realized were there.
This is the best $200 CDN I ever spent and will tide me over hopefully until it becomes clear which NEW format will succeed CD.
I may still get a better player but now my criteria has changed somewhat since my system has gone from rather dull and undetailed to fairly highly resolved (at least by my mid-fi standards) Now I can consider some of the tubed players as well.