I posted some commentary on the EMC-1 and the Cary 306/200 here recently. Go for the EMC-1! At least, that's what worked for me.
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Hi Dave4U, looks like your system is almost complete, I see that you now just need a source.
Like Budrew I have an EMC 1 MK II myself if that tells you something. I bought it back then without even hearing it (MK 1 before I had it upgraded)against stiff competition, Linn Ikemi and Simm Eclipse, and it turned out to be one of the best decisions I made for my system. Goodluck.
You should try Cary 306/200. It is an awesome CD player with 24/96 digital and 24/192 analog. The sound is a huge soundstage, details and has an excellent transparence. Especially it will produce the sound out of your Talon Khorus differently. Friend of mine has Talon Khorus X and his source was a 306/200. He let me listen to it then I felt in love with 306/200 right away and guess what I have owned this master piece two months already. I am very satisfied because I spent such a long time to look for this incredible CD Player. Good luck.