Suggest that you consider an used Esoteric DV50S or a used Exemplar modified Denon 5910. They represent very different but equally valid approaches and each is excellent in its own right. The DV50S is extremely well built.
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You might want to check out the Ayre C-5xe universal player. Used it "might" go for around $3,500, (although I would guess it would probably go for around $4k as it is still pretty new), but even if it doesn't get down to $3,500, you might want to stretch your budget a bit to get it. It has been getting great reviews both in the mainstream press/websites as well as the boards here and on Audio Asylum.
Check out the shootout results down here on Audiogon a couple of months ago.
(I have the Resolution Audio Opus 21, which sells for $3,500 new, which I can highly recommend as well. But it does not play SACDs.)
i would recommend at least checking out the marantz sa11s1
i've had mine for about a year and have been very happy with it. new ones can be found under $3000 easily, leaving some money for cables if you wish
i just bought an ayre c5xe but i don't think even used you can reastically go under $4500 for it.