For those who understand German, high praise for McIntosh here:
McIntosh MVP 891 im Test - stereoplay - Magnus.de
High end performance for CD, SACD (+ surround) and Blu-ray!
Stereoplay is a decent magazine and they have an excellent site with good listing of gear they tested as best.
AV: Burmester 037, Pioneer SC-LX81, Kuro PDP-608XD, Oppo BDP-95EU, Vivid Audio C1 and V1w's, B&W PV1
Stereo: Burmester 082, 931, 061, 948, V3 rack; Vivid Audio Giya G2; Wadia 170i transport; Cabling: Wireworld & Burmester