I'm thinking used unless I can find a decent price on new. I would prefer balanced. I plan to stick with B&W speakers but a larger, newer version with diamond tweeters. My room is decent sized, something like 21 x 15. Would be great if the CDP had a volume control as it would mean I wouldn't have to get a preamp :) And yes, I've got s few tube traps and other things scattered on the walls.
Just looking for ideas on a CD player. I've got a bad case of Spring fever and a few bucks to spend so time for some upgrades. My current player is a $300 Marantz. Might make a good transport if I could find the right DAC.