cary 306 sacd vs. Lector 7

Did anyone compare Cary 306 head to head with Lector 7 CDP ?
anyway - what's the next level after the lector 7 within $5k budget ?
Have heard the 306 at a friends, very nice. Had owned the Lector 7 myself and sold it because of it's "dark" character IMHO.
If I was spending that amount I would get one of the used EMM CDSA-SE boxes around here (with the German transport, aka the metal-drawer transport). Later if you have more $, you can have EMM upgrade it with its X upgrade. That X-box is really superb. EMM support on used items is very good.