Hey all, I am considering upgrading my aging Pioneer CD player to a SACD player to be used for stereo only for my second system. Will be paired with Scott 299-C tubed integrated (review coming!). The cheaper the better, obviously. Redbook performance is a high priority. Universal players OK too. I would seriously consider the Sony DVP-9000ES which can be had new for about $549, but they can't player CD-Rs. My other options are leaning towards the Sony DVP-NS999ES. Looks like you can get new for around $500 w/5 year warranty. Also considering Denon DVD-2900 for a bit less. Pros are that it can do DVD-A, cons: may not be so great for redbook/stereo. I haven't heard the Marantz or Philips units, so comments are welcome. Also, I strongly prefer a single disc unit.