Thanks for response Husk.
Maybe I should broaden out my question. I am looking to move to a Universal that does great redbook cd - better than my current modded Jolida which realistically is going to compete with a $2,000 cd player at best. I also don't want to spend a lot more than $3,000 so probably a used dv50s that then gets modded for another $1000 is going to be out of my league. Is this possible and guess questions are: 1) is a used Esoteric a good bet for this 2) are there others that are in the price range that will do as well or better or 3) universals in this price range will struggle to keep up with my current cd player.
I have over 500 cds and watch a movie or two every week. Thanks again.