Wadia 270/27ix vs. ??

Anyone moved onto other players from the Wadia 270/27ix separates? A friend of mine is looking for a change and is interested in the Reimyo CDP or perhaps a Linn Unidisk.
There's one thing I would do before considering a replacement for the Wadia combo. Try some different interconnects. I have gone through a number of wires and every one is different. There are cables out there that can fully realize the potential of the Wadias and provide substantial sonic improvements. First the clocklink should be replaced with an Optimism V2 AT&T. I would then recommend experimenting with some balanced interconnects such as a Varidig, Valhalla, Prana or other high quality digital cable. The improvements can definitely seem like you've upgraded your front end and can be quite dramatic.
The answer is no. And I don't worry about whether the latest CD player is better. I could understand if someone wants a different flavor, but I serious doubt one could find better. For me, I'm pretty much set.

What is it that he wants to change. The Wadia is VERY sensitive to powercords and power conditioning and isolation and modification. Before dumping something like this, he at least needs to do try these things. I will readily admit that an unadorned and stock Wadia will leave something to be desired, even at this high level.

"let me also comment here a reality check CD using Georges blanks equal any SACD performance so SACD who cares"

I tried to find information about this. Any clues where to look?

I know it's a long delay but in talking to my friend and his own queries, it looks like the mod is the way to go.
Thanks all for the input.