higher end cd player

I'm finally in the market for my last cdp. Line of thought here is that sacd software will get more plentiful, and players more sophisticated, in a few years time, but presently I want to get the best out of my red book cd's. Preferences for a tubey, bloomy, and dark soundstage should be taken into account; cold and clinical not really my cup of tea. Hardware to match includes ML 334, SF Line 2, ML Ascents, and Cardas Golden Cross cabling. I currently have an Arcam Alpha 9; it sounds wonderful, but I'm ready for the next level. I'm thinking audio aero cap mark 11 or musical fidelity nuvista; any thoughts guys? I really like the idea of the line level inputs on the audio aero!
I agree with UncleJeff, the audio aero capitole II may not be the king of digital any more but for under $10k I think its hard to beat. And if you like tubey, dark soundstage and bloom the choice is pretty simple! The fellow who bought mine absolutely loves it, just as I did for months before. This player you can just listen to for hours and hours and never get tired of it. Part of me really misses that little thing.

All of that being said if you can swing a little bit more the Emm labs(aka Meitner) digital is better, though it goes for about $15k for the two channel set up- and your going to pay retail or darn close to it. To my ears it is the best digital source I have ever heard. It also plays SACD's incredibly well, but it seemed as though your focus was on redbook so that in mind the Emm labs is still king. And you get SACD to play with as well.
I had a wadia 850 and ayre cx 7 both fine units..

but I really like my current Resolution Audio Opus 21 more than either and it will be my last cdp..
Don't forget to look at Accuphase. A used 75v is around 5000. The only thing that I heard that betters it is the dcs 3 box unit that retails for >25,000.
Given your self-described preferences, no doubt whatsoever: Get the Audio Aero.
I have a Linn Ikemi and am very pleased with it's sound. I am also using Cardas Gold Refs and I find the Linn to be very warm, detailed and precise