If you are still in the market for a CD player, and have a fair bit of spare cash lying around then you may want to check out the Grant Fidelity Impression II Reference Tube CD-1000 Player.
The Grant Fidelity Impression II features a high end Sanyo CD drive, a tube headphone amplifier, and a tube analog output.
Grant Fidelity Reference Tube CD-1000 player (aka Impression II) sure is a beauty, not only from the appearance but also from design concept. It comes with the best layout you could ask for from a high end CD player – all main sections of the player (power supply to tube and solid state circuits, tube analog output, tube headphone amp, CD drive) are strategically placed in the four corners and the middle of the player in isolated aluminum chassis without interfering with each other.
The Grant Fidelity Impression II Reference Tube CD-1000 Player will set you back $3,200 and is available now.