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.
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.
Sorry, Jeff, but I would replace the 804N first! Unless your room somehow makes 'em work well, I found their spectral tilt to be just too weird. The 803N is far better balanced, although it requires a large room to cohere well.
You could probably fair-trade 'em for something with a more natural midrange like the Revel Performa F30 and be satisfied with your Genki. THEN ugrade that later.
Just my skewed opinion....
If you like the house sound of the Linn, the Ikemi seems a natural choice.

I listened to quite a few 1 box players before I bought my Cary 303. I suggest you consider the 303 (or better yet, the Cary 306/200 - call Upscale Audio for price quote - you might be surprised), Meridian 508.24, Electrocompaniet EMC1 MkII, Metronome, and of course, the Ikemi. Slightly different flavors, all very musical involving players that will improve upon your Genki. One box digital can be amazingly good for the $$ these days.

SACD can sound quite wonderful. However, I've listened to the Sonys and NONE of them can touch the above players for regular Redbook CD playback IMO. NO way.

Front end is critical - you can't really improve the original input on down the audio chain. Change it, yes. Improve it, no.

Good luck.