Levinson 390S. It betters CD playback systems that cost far more. "Ask me how I know". Find one to try, you won't be disappointed.
I use the ML 37/36s combo,used buy,so inexpensive.Very happy with it.Stick to ML for system synergy,get Madrigal cabling,I use the MBC 1 and CZ gel 1 XLR.What are the alternatives? 37 with 36,36s,360s .Used 31 or 31.5 with any ML dac,35,36,36s ,360s or perhaps stretching the budget,30.5 or 30.6.I will always spend the most on the Transport.39 also alternative.390s new .....I dont know,I favour the idea of buying ML used,great savings on a great product, irrespective of age.If you can get a 390s used that would be ideal.Even have money left for a 38s,380,380s etc.....
I have a levinson 335, 380s, and Cary 306/200 to B&W Nautilus 802's. The Cary is very detailed yet warm sounding and would be a perfect match as Levinson can get a bit dry and the B&W is so revealing. I am intrigued by the 390s but most reviews say it is too mechanical sounding. I just tried the Musical Fidelity Tri Vista and found it just a hair cleaner than the Cary but lacking the same wamrht and soundstage.