I have been a Cairn Fog (with upsampling) owner for about 8 months now and really like it. It replaced an Audio Research CD2. Checkout this link.
One speed, (track?), a serious Jolida reviewer could not come up with a statement about the 100 as accurate as yours. It sounds to me the Jolida is just the player you are looking for. I have mine augmenting 20k of solid state, and I can vouch for it's eerie life likeness. The tubes work their smooth and airy magic, without sacrificing dynamics, bass, or detailed highs.
The Music Hall is a fine cd player, and better than the Jolida out of the box. The Jolida needs a good fifty hours of breaking in before it gets right. It also needs great tubes. the best tubes for the Jolida are 5751 black plates. This is a genre of tubes built in the fiftees and sixtees by a variety of brand names. When primed, the Jolida will sit first chair. The Music Hall will always play second fidel.
"I like a smooth sound, a little warm but not overly so. A strong but balanced low end and detailed, but not overly etched."
I couldn't describe my system any better. By the way, One speed, we have the same taste in music.
I second the muralman response
I recently purchased the Jolida also. Was a little disappointed out of the box. I bought some GE mica blackplates 5751, dampened the chassis a bit, replace cheap power cord, and finally after some break in, WOW, great warm rich sound. Bass much improved.
Just finished listening to my Shoot Out the light's Disc--Richard Thompson, The Jolida helped reveal the music details that I did not hear before
For the $$, and perhaps many more, it was a great purchase
(sorry, I am not a polished reviewer)