Classe and Rega CD Players

I have a choice between a Rega Planet 2000 and a Classe CDP .5. The Classe is 1997 and the Rega of course is 2000. Has anyone had the chance to listen to the two of these. I like the sound of the Rega very much but am very disappointed that it does not have balanced outputs like the Classe does. Which would you choose?
I am still in love with my Classe CDP- .5 It has an analog sound and plays most all the CD-Rs. It has HDCD. I have compared several different CDPs and it is wonderful. It is as close to an "analog" digital player as I can afford.