The Sony is great because of SACD (have Richard Kern mods done), but if I may add one to the list that has really impressed me no end, try the Audiomeca Mephisto II. Incredibly analog sounding with 24/192 upsampling and aesthetically beautiful to match. It is a bit more money but you may find it worth it. Another one you can add to the list, if you do not need balanced outs, is the 777. I hear there are some incredible things that can be done to it to make it absolutely world class for less than you may think.
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