Thanks for all the replies, folks. I will stick with my current Sony for now. When I can find an extra hundy I just might pick up that Sony S590 because if supports SACD, a format which I think I'll be diving into soon. In the meantime I'll rest easy knowing that my current optical player is up to my tasks for everything else.
The wait for my M60s is farking agonizing. I custom-finished them, and mistakingly ordered them with the wrong stain. Now I have to wait to receive the sample for the right stain so I can evaluate it and notify Axiom to complete my speakers and ship them, and the added wait is excruciating. I'm kicking myself for not taking more time during the ordering process.