Best CD Player under 4000 to replace Linn Genki

any opinions on a cd player to replace the Linn Genki. I will be using the MF Nu-vista m3 integrated. Cardas Golden Cross from cd to integrated. Nordost blue heaven speaker cable bi-wired to Nautilus 804 speakers.
I am a Genki owner looking to upgrade also. I am intrigued by SACd as my system is geared towards clarity and openess but I still wonder what the difference is in the good CD only players. My experience has been that digital differences hit diminishing returns very fast.
Sony's new flagship XA777ES with full blackgates + superclock + Richard Kern output stage. $3,600 all-in ($2K for the player and $1,600 for the mod). Well, it's not ready yet .... but when it is .... I think it will challange or surpass the best at Redbook or SACD.