I have read Robert Harley's Esoteric SA-50 review in the absolute sound June/July issue two or three times now. I have also read positive reviews on the 6moons.com site and soundstage.com by John Crossett. My problem is I keep flip flopping back and forth between the Esoteric SA-50 and the McIntosh MCD500. Could I please get the thoughts of those who and heard both. I am looking for a unit that sounds superb, is well built to last and will be able to process music files from a server using the Sonos system. I know that both the above CDP's can do that. My current system is comprised of a McIntosh MC402 amp, C2300 pre amp and the Magnepan 1.7 speakers. The speakers are unpacked but not connected yet. Thank you for any suggestions/wisdom you would like to pass on. One benfit of the MCD500 is being able to control it's functions with the same remote. Not a biggy but nice.