The Pioneer Elite PD-93 with a modified gain stage (list price $2300.00). This player has unbelievable contruction that has yet to be duplicated by ANY other manufacturer to this date....A complete cast copper plated chassis, all parts are copper plated (including the caps!), the transport is on its own separate turntable type isolated flaoting suspension, separate tranformers for both digital and audio that separate from the chassis and float behind the player and burr brown top of the line select dacs. Once a decent output stage is put in this player (i.e., get rid of those worthless sounding opamps that the Japs always use), this player is unbeatable. Until 24 bit converters were available, this player was a true sleeper that many audiophiles never really looked at...why should they, Pioneer? Go figure why it was ever produced. The tooling alone had to cost the company a small fortune.