Buying an old Wadia or Meridiean CD player


I've got about $1,500 to spend on a new CD player. At the moment I'm using an Ah!Njoe Tjoeb 4000 fully optioned. I've been considering a used Wadia 830 or Meridian 508.24. Both are a decade old and I'm wondering whether this makes sense. Am I likely to hear an improvement over my current player? Should I go for a current CD player and, if so, which one.

All advice appreciated.

try a meridian 596 or 598 cd/dvd player both usually under $1000 on Agon.
Both are extremely musical.
I've had the Meridian 508.24 for several years, purchased used. Never a problem and it sounds fantastic.
I am a vinyl fanatic, but the Meridian amazes me.
I have a Meridian 506.24 that was a smoking deal (divorce). It really sound fantastic. Makes my Sony XA20ES sound like its gargeling gravel. BUT, it is fussy about playing some discs and Meridian will not support it. If it's a good deal, get it but realize it will be expensive scrap at some point. Rumors are floating about transports being available but I have not looked in to it.