I, for one, would GREATLY appreciate your review of each of the CDP's you auditioned becuase I'm in the market for a new CDP and each of the units you heard are on the top of my list.
I haven't heard any of these. My current CDP is the Audio Aero Prima II.
I just bought the Doge 6 off Agon for $1k.
My path WOULD have been almost exactly yours, substituting the Lector 7T for the Opera Consonance, but I don't have the budget for one of those players.
Ultimately, I'd JUMP at the chance for an Oracle 1500 (or 2500), but alas $$$ is an object.
Good luck and keep us posted.