Check out Luxman. Their SACD players have both balanced and digital outs. I have the D-06 and it is a great sounding piece.
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Forgive me, but then the digital output is only for your redbook CD, right? You can’t transmit the DSD data on an SACD via AES/EBU. The Mcintosh units, for instance, specifically state that you need to use the MCT DIN for the DSD data.
If you are looking for redbook CD with digital balanced output, you can always go back to NAD. The M50.2 player/streamer (which I own) has digital output and is a good CD player. Can’t do SACD, can’t even do DSD but you can download high res FLACs/WAVs/etc and transmit them to a DAC via AES.
comfort: there are many disc players out there with XLR outs.
no offense, but a person will find them by going to the manufacturers websites.
Your NAD M5 appears to be part of the higher end NAD series.
That NAD line is very good, and the OPPO (sorry guys) is NOT a proper replacement. The Oppo does many things well, but nothing really well, particularly the transport mechanism (power supply, circuitry) that I have A/B tested myself. Compared to the Sim CDP, the Oppo was a pip-squeak.
I then immediately sold the Oppo.
Thank-you all for your responses . . so it appears that although I THOUGHT I was getting true SACD playback, I actually wasn't (it did sound great, tho). Since I'm (re)starting at point zero, are there any thoughts on good (not ultimate) CD player/transport options to optimize a balanced throughout system?? Once again . . Thank-you !!