AudioMeca vs. AudioAero vs. Electrocompaniet

Hi, Soon i will be looking for a cdp my choices are: Audiomeca Keops($1800 new) Audio Aero Prima(old model $1500 new model?) or a used 24/96 Electrocompaniet ( around $2200 with potential future upgrade $1K). I'm sure you can't go wrong on any of the 3. However a few comments may help me to make the best choice. I have a Jadis Orchestra(40 watt). So i need a cdp with good low frequency resolution. Thanks
Maybe I can explain more... If the Mephisto were to be connected to a Krell preamp and Krell amplifier, I doubt anyone would complain about bass output. The Krell's would do their share of compensation.

If we connect the Audio Aero to the same Krell's... the bass output might be more extended.

But... is it realistic? Doubtful.

Now remove the Krells and insert a Conrad Johnson Preamp and a low wattage Jadis amplifier. You will loose bass extension... In this case, the Mephisto would be too soft in the bass but so would the Audio Aero - even though it would be a bit better than the Mephisto.

Is this realistic? Doubtful.

The key to sonic perfection is more about system synergy - the sum of the whole - than any single component by itself. If we look at a system composed entirely of the highest rated components, it could very easily be "over the top" and quite unlistenable - just as easily as it could be simply not enough.

Without knowing your system I can only presume that you are concerned that if you should happen to buy a Mephisto the bass would simply vanish or not be enough to satisfy your tastes. This is not necessarily true. If your system is well matched (amp has enough power to drive your speakers - and a REALLY GOOD preamp) you will have good bass. IF your system is not well matched or perhaps you have a situation where the amp can barely drive the speakers, then the Mephisto will not add any bass - it won't remove bass either.

Does this make sense???
Because of this thread, I've learned more about these three great players than in any magazine or online review I've ever read. Good job AudiogoNers!
The audio critic Mr M Fremmer of the Absolute Sound recently got a letter concerning his review of the HOVLAND pre SAPHIRE ..blasting his overzealous review. Mr Fremmer blasted back. But i must say Fremmer is learning. His review of the KORA Cosmos vs Audio Research VT200 was to me a more honest review compared to the idiots at Sterophile...MUDDLEHEADS! Heck all "professional" audio critics could learn alot from Bwhite on how to review with honest clarity. Bwhite's reviews are the real thing.. the others are jokes but they're not funny.
Bwhite..I can't thank you enough for your honest replies. You are one of the few audiophiles who know what they are talking about. But, there is one important thing about the Mephisto, you didn't specify if your comparison was on the balanced output or the RCA output. I hope if you can give a brief comparison between both outputs. Which has more weight and how different are both of them in sound character and which one offers more musical experience than the other. I also would appreciate it alot if you can state in order your favorite or the best top 10 high end CD players that you ever heard. Thank you agian for your nice helpful comments..