That's why I'm thinking out loud this Ayre player might work great with my Classe SSP-800. The SSP also has extremely low jitter measurements at it's HDMI input. I really like my CX-7e and hate to part with it! I don't think the Oppo BDP 83 or the BDP 83 SE can match the Ayre sonically for CD playback. The DX-5 would be the logical choice for what I desire. The DX-5 seems to be the only Blu Ray player to have both options for me. When I want to listen to a CD I use the XLR analog out or when watching/listening to Blu Ray I have the HDMI as an my de facto choice. Now if Mr Hansen can just keep the price somewhat reasonable in this ever changing economy.