I see that you reviewed both players, Simaudio Supernova and Esoteric X-05. At this moment I have a Supernova cd player and I'm very pleased with the clarity, tremendous speed, impact and tight, punchy bass it produces. However after demoing Luxman D-06 in my system, I just fell in love with the beatiful, organic, 3D presentation of the Luxman that sounds like music whereas Supernova sounds like a hifi component. Of course, there's no free lunch, and apart from being a bit out of my price range, it's dynamics, speed and impact is softened compared to Simaudio, which is especially evident on a faster, dynamic music.
I was wondering if Esoteric X-05 could give me the speed and impact of Simaudio, but at the same time give me a bit of the midrange richness and sweetness of the Luxman...
Thank you for your response