Looking for killer DVD/CD player for 2 channel

It's time to bite the bullet and buy a multi-format cd/dvd video/audio player for my 2 channel theater.

What should I be looking at.

Current audio setup:
Talon Khorus X.

Next equipment Maybe Von Schweikert VR4SR
Maybe higher watt amp/pre-amp

Open to ideas. Not interested in flashy, bright sound.
Criteria is natural, real, fast and lively.
Theta Compli, phenomenal as a CD transport.
I read a lot about the Marantz dv9500 dvd-sacd player before I bought itEverything was true what was said about it.The quality of it's Cd sound is amasing and it's easy woth $1500-$2000 alone.I'm use it with Classe ssp 30mk2 and JM Lab Elektra speakers.The quality of the sound is perfect in every way.If it would be ML or Krell or BAT,it would sell for $5000.I think is worth to try it,before you go any further money wise!Sorry about my English,I'm still working on it.The Marantz need a little break time,but it sounded excellent right out of the box.
Good luck,Tibor
I'm using the Meridian G91. A very good machine.
I am using an Onkyo SP1000, it is built like a tank & plays all formats. I am using it only as a transport because I am using my Bemchmark as a stand alone pre-amp. It sounds very smooth & natural.
I asked this question to a friend of mine. I was surprised by his answer.

He said, "wait for the next generation of players and buy a $150 unit. It will be obsolete in six months."

Is he right?