I appreciate the help on the previous responses. I guess the problem was more me not asking the right questions. So let me try again: what CDP will go well with my speakers, given that I will likely be adding a new integrated amp to go with it in the future?
Should the CDP tend towards the warm side to balance out the brightness of the metal cones and tweeter, or should this be done by a integrated tube amp? The CDP doesn't need to have incredible bass extension because I prefer my speakers ported to give a tighter response, which gives away some of the low end. Also, the player should take advantage of the quickness of my speakers (which they sometimes sacrifice some subtlety for). I tend to listen to rock and jazz, but have been lsitening to more latin music lately (hence, rhythm is important).
I am thinking the Nova would be good, but may result in too bright a system. Do people agree? The Naim would be be fast and rhythmic, but could it sound too aggressive? I have heard that the CD5 is warmer than some other Naim gear, so could it be forgiving? The Jupiter would probably be warmer, but without the rhythm and pace of the other two. But the cheaper price could mean a better integrated. People love the Ayre and the Prima, but would they match my objectives?
hopefully this post is better. I apologize, I am new to Audiogon.