Ok here we go I currently am using a Sony DVP-S9000ES to play my SACD's back. I ballance my CD playback between my Sony 9000ES and my Denon DCD-1290. I would how ever like to get a referance level player that would play SACD and CD's. Does not need DVD-A at all. I am considering a Pioneer Elite DVD/DVD-A for that area. I realize that by wanting SACD playback I limit my options on brands. Would I be better of with a Sony ES, Marantz or something else. I will be looking into this more in depth a the CES show in Vegas in January. Happy New Year everyone, have a great time and stay safe!