Try the Resolution Audio CD50 or 55, both are outstanding players and have volume controls.
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there was a very recent thread on this topic, tho i recollect it threw off more heat than light. (hint: carl_eber has a resolution audio player that he runs direct). BTW, the very best one-box player you can buy, IMConsideredO, is the accuphase 75v. it sounds great run direct, particularly since it has a digital volume control and will not degrade the digital output as other players will.
Marantz CD-17, all the older Yamaha single disk CD players and changers, a few of the Denon CD changers (DCD-460,DCD-360), the Audio Alchemy D/A converter DDE v3.0, one model of Luxman (can't remember the model #), the Rotel RCD-990/991 (but the steps are like 5db apart), just to name a few. I've heard good things about the Metronome, a friend has the Theta and loves it, and since Wadia is out of business you might watch for prices to start dropping on the 830.