Are CD players truly different when placed side-by-side with each other? Well, audiophiles will definitely be able to tell the difference and chances are they’ll fall for the Burmester 061 CD player from Germany. It comes with a Philips CD 2 Pro direct drive with a modified servo mechanism as well as advanced D/A converters that can up-sample standard CD audio to either 96 or 192 KHz for advanced processing further down the signal chain. A milled aluminum chassis with a top-loading 10mm thick tray is added for aesthetic purposes, while sporting RCA and Toslink input and output with unbalanced and XLR outputs completing the picture. How much for such extravagance? A cool $11,995.