I believe that I have that from both my Forsell transport/Audio Logic DAC and EMM Labs CDSD/DCC2SE combinations (I too listen to large scale orchestral works a lot). However, I have found that speakers and the recordings themselves seem to have more of an effect on the items you mention than the CD players I have owned or heard. I think a lot of it has to do with the ability of your system to unravel very complex musical material, and a lot of that lies in the speakers (and in your amp/preamp as well, I guess). And there are some recordings (increasingly rare in the classical area in recent times, I'm happy to say) that are just plain poorly recorded and cannot give you what you're looking for on any system.
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