Communiquel, firstly congrats on your very nice system! Your price limit somewhat restricts options, never the less I can recommend the Modwright Sony XA-5400ES which you should be able to pickup in good 2nd hand shape within your budget. Dan Wright offers the best customer service and product support in the industry, along with people like Gary Koh at Genesis. That player slightly edges out the MW Oppo 105 in sound & is a giant killer. You would also have the flexibility to roll the factory tubes with some nice matched NOS tubes later on. A good tubed sacd player like the MW Sony will certainly give you the transparency and imaging you're looking for. In Dan's words - "This circuit represents significant breakthroughs in transparency and EXTREMELY low noise".
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