I might have a chance to score a "final Redbook cd player" for about cost. The Linn Genki. I won't have a chance to listen to this thing but I've asked alot of people I respect. I was curious if anybody here has heard it? I was worried about it being too harsh and accurate but I've since been told that it would be lightyears ahead of both the NAD and Rotel stuff. I'm currently using a NAD541i.
Another player I had been thinkin about was the Sony XA777ES bought used from a friend. The added benefit would be SACD playback, but I'm not entirely convinced it would hold up with the Linn in redbook playback.