just wanted to add...Like you I have an extensive CD collection. A few years back my considerations were taking me toward SACD's yada,yada,yada. But after listening to many universal players (I wasn't about to discard my CD's) I realized to get a really great (NON-DIGITAL) sounding U player would cost me several thousand$. What I am listening to now cost far less with better performance. My digital front-end is a Sony DVP-7700 (transport), soon to be modded/optimized, connected to a OmegaStar dac with a $100.00 Harmonic Tech digital cable. This set-up produces world-class transparency, is absolutely non-fatiguing and is about as good at resolution as i've ever heard. Dynamics, rythym, shimmer that most 24/196 boxes hope for.
Omegastar dac $999.00
Sony DVP-7700 $234.00 delivered E-bay
Harmonic Tech Dig. $100.00
You don't need to spend big money any more to get HUGE performance. At less than $1500.00 I have world class digital playback. I'm a very happy camper. Enjoy them bits.