Linn is a better player but cost more. That said for the money Rega is a great choice. sorry if this doesn't help.
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I had a new Jupiter 2000 and traded it in on a Ikemi. The Genki was a second choice over the Jupiter, I just decided the Ikemi was what I would always crave so I plunged. But I was very disapointed in the Rega. I had an original Planet and thgought it was good especially for the money. But the Jupiter was not a 1200.00 leap in sound. And it skipped, even Sam Tellig makes mention of this flaw in review of the Planet 2000. The Genki was a much more detailed and "vinyl" sound than the Jupiter. But if you can make the jump the Ikemi somehow brings it all together.
I upgraded from the original Planet to the Ikemi. The Ikemi has all of the musical attributes of the Planet, including the smooth highs, but adds much more detail and better defined bass. I was equally impressed with the excellent build quality of the Ikemi compared to several other players at equal and higher prices.