The age old question, price-performance

Looking to replace my marantz 8260 sacd player.
So far i've looked at the marantz 8004 and the sony SCD-XA5400ES, for around 1000$ what else should I investigate. Also how does the sony compare to the marantz?
I need sacd playback along with great cd playback. Can go
a few hundred more if performance justifies it.
I think the Oppo BDP-95 ought to be on your list of units to try...

Maybe a $60 Sony 595 from SonyStyle. I dare you!