Yes, this is, what I am afraid too. Universal player will be not maybe so good for playing of CDs as special CD player only. And I need player for 99 % playing of CDs. For DVD, BD I can use my "common" Sony, where audio is processed in my Marantz AVR.I went through the same thing with 2 players. Had an old Panasonic. Don't know the model. I purchased a Oppo 103. It has every bell and whistle I could ask for. But Sq on CDs was much fuller with more impact than the oppo. I just could not believe it. Oppo is bright. Its great on the HT, but lacks on CDs .I'm thinking of purchasing a Cambridge 651c on my 2 channel stuff..
OK, Thanks for info.The CD5004 doesn't sound any better or worse. It's just in another system where I have no need to play blu-rays.