find yourself a Levinson 31 used. It will last as long as cd's are the format and will bring you nothing but pleasure!
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I too considered the Sonic Frontiers SFT-1, but ended up getting a Theta Pearl for much less money last week.
For the next ten years? ...Ten years ago I was still using illustration board, X-acto knives and rubber cement. Now I use a thing called a computer and Adobe Photoshop.
For now, I'm quite happy with the Theta and I'm sure you'll be happy with any of the units you're contemplating buying.
I would stick with Wadia, Theta, or Levinson. I have heard them all and owned the first two. It is really hard to beat the resell value, the build quality and more importantly, the sound. So, if you don't make it 10 years, you won't eat too much depreciation and will have made, more or less, the most with CDs during that time.
I'd have to say the #37. I have never owned a #31, but I'm sure it is built like a tank. There have been write-ups (stereophile) that prefered the sound of the #37 to the #31--but as we know it's very system dependent and listener preference certainly plays a role at that level. They are both excellent, and the one that is right for you probably has more to do with your budget--they'll both last 10 years easy. Also, I recently bought a Genesis digital lens. It improved the sound, but the odd thing is, that it doesn't measure any jitter from the #37. It did at first--but now that everything has been hooked up and on 24/7--no jitter.
I also have an EAD Signature pre/pro. Get a transport that has Glass ST fiber output from Wadia or Levinson. The Spectral, Sonic Frontiers T3, Krell KPS 20T and Wadia 270 are excellent CD transport but they work better with their own DAC's to take advantage of seperate clock and data lines feature which is not available on the EAD. The SFT1, PS Audio and Theat Basic are also very good transport but replacement transport is very hard to find since Philips stopped making it a few years ago. I have a Wadia 850 and connect it directly to the amps via balanced outputs.