CD Player needed for new Wilson/BAT system...


I'm looking for a (balanced) CD Player to compliment my new Wilson Sophia Speakers and superb BAT VK-300xSE Int. Amp.

It will need to be a clear step above my current Krell SACD Standard, since I'm not looking to get too deep into diminishing returns for marginal sonic-improvement.

I will only consider current-production models.
My short list includes:
BAT VK-D5SE
Esoteric SA-60
ARC CD3 MKII
Ayre C-5Xe

Does anyone have any recent experience ab'ing any of the above with Wilson Speakers?
tusa
esoteric all the way baby
http://forum.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/fr.pl?ddgtl&1194819437&read&3&4&
I'm listening to my Esoteric DV through my all BAT amplication and Wilson WP 8's. "almost" make me forget about my vinyl set up...

Any on your list will be great. The Esoteric helps with other formats if you care. Also I think the Esoteric and BAT players have the warm wetness to the sound which is a great combo with the BAT amps with the 6h30 tubes in them...a touch of system matching.

I just haven't heard the ARC or Ayre to commment...
the SA-60 is a killer. I use it with a BAT vk 51se and its stunning.
11-17-07: Jfrech
"Also I think the Esoteric and BAT players have the warm wetness to the sound".........

I guess it all DEPENDS... ;*)