CD/SACD player output options

I had an NAD M5 CD/SACD player I purchased approx. 6 yrs ago - - lost my entire system in a house fire couple months ago (GRRRR !!!!).  While looking to replace what I lost, question is:  why is there such a dearth of CD/SACD player/transports (other than McIntosh MCT-450) with an XLR/balanced digital output option?  Has the technology advanced to a better option (for stereo listening) option than having a balanced in/out system (which I had before the fire) from start to finish??