Cambridge Audio 840C

I'm looking for a near-reference audio-only balanced CD Player. I briefly listened to the 840C in a store demo. and it sounded very good, but unfortunately I couldn't compare it to anything. Has anyone had a chance to compare the 840C to a good balanced CD Player such as the Esoteric SA-60 or SA-10, Ayre C-5xe or CX-7 or Krell SACD Standard?

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I am using a Nordost Shiva currently. I find it a revealing mains cable, but it can sound thin at times depending on material. I would love some other recommendations from people with first hand experience. I just bought (on backorder right now) a Bryston BDP-1 and plan to run it through the 840C's coax input. Any thoughts or recommendations are appreciated.