I doubt it's the drive itself. My Esoteric player has the VRDS Neo drive and my disks are always at room temp when they come out of the player. It is something else in the drive enclosure that is causing the heat.
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I used to have a Puccini player and I do find that CD's feel warmer when retrieved from the tray but not to the extent that you have described - 20 deg above ambient temp is quite a lot of difference.
I now have the Esoteric K-01 with the VRDS Neo drive, and again CD's do feel a bit warm coming out of the tray but again, not by much.
You should email and report this to dCS. They are quite prompt in their customer support in my experience.