Be sure to add a Linn Ikemi to your list of things to audition. I greatly prefer it to the G08. I haven't heard the Wadia, but do be aware this company has been in and out of business a lot lately. If you are willing to buy used or demo in your price range, also try to hear an Esoteric DV50. I still prefer my Ikemi on redbook (but that is debatable and a matter of personal taste), but the DV50 also has truly excellent SACD playback.