Musical Fidelity A3 CD-also Resolution Audio CD 50

Your thoughts about either of these? I am aware that this is an unfair comparison-just wanted some current feedback.
I own both of these
They are both killer players
The Resolution Audio CD 50 is still my reference player
Just can't beat that direct to amp configuration
I owned the A3 and found it to be lacking in a few areas. Firstly, even when paired with it's brother, the A3 integrated, it was very bright. I also found it to be "unmusical", which I usually determine by playing some tracks with Piano solos... I now own the EAD U2000 and it is MUCH better than the A3 in every area.