Ayre C5xeMP - Heard & chosen over what other CDPs?

I am close to pulling the trigger on an Ayre C-5xeMP. I need to stay at this approximate price point or lower, and want something that can play both redbook and SACD. Anyone care to share what players they considered against the Ayre and determined the Ayre to be better? And what was it about the Ayre that you preferred?

Also, any recommendations to alternative CDPs that play both redbook and SACD and can be had for $6000 or less?

As always, thanks in advance!
Ok - No takers so far. How about if I expand the original question to include the Ayre C-5xe against other CDPs?
As I'm sure you are aware by now, the Ayre C5xeMP is very, very hard to beat. I have not heard the top of the line dCS or top of the line Rheimyo, and their a some others I have not heard. But the only player I have heard that arguably bettered the C5xeMP is the Exemplar Denon 5910 with some very special tubes. The Exemplar's sound was richer and fuller (mids to die for) and seemed to project a deeper sound stage. With other tubes, however, the C5xeMP was better overall. The C5xeMP is more detailed, its tonal balance is arguably more accurate, it seems a little faster, and its bass is a little tighter but also a little thinner. It comes down to a matter of how you like you music to sound.
Thanks, Cipherjuris. The Exemplar Denon 5910 is one that I had not considered. And I agree that the Ayre C5xeMP is tough to beat, certainly without spending a lot more $$$.

What were those "special tubes" that were in the Exemplar you heard?

Genalex A2900 and Ericsson 396A

Noticeably better than other comparable NOS tubes I have tried in it.