cd player

Would like opinions on which cd player in the $500 range such as Marantz,Nad,Music Hall,Cambridge Audio or would another brand be your choice?
Why spend $500 when you can get a $100 sony 595, refurbished. Great sound, great value.
at that price, i'd go with the AH! Njoe Tjoeb.
I own and have owned a few "nice" CD players like a couple of Cambridge Audio 840C's, vintage Denon DCD-3520, but the best sounding most dynamic sub $500.00 player I have used and own is an NAD C542. The newer version NAD C545BEE/546BEE is suppose to be a click or two better in sound quality.

I would recommend that you take a look at Musical Fidelity products.