Contrary to the above comment, I never had a skipping problem with my Cary CD players.
Routeman mine is not bright at all. Quite lush and musical without any glare. And all the detail is there too! Just in love with the sound.
Since its a new unit I must send it back to Cary for repair under warranty. No other choice.
I'll let you know what they find, but I'm quite sure it's a transport/laser issue. Perhaps it was jarred in shipping.
We will see.