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My experience with transports...

I find your presumption odd: ""Once you have heard the differences in transports, you won't want to use a cheap player, for anything but background music.""

When I acquired a new Sony SCD777ES, I owned a Adcom DAC, and a Rotel transport.

As soon as I tried the Sony as transport, with the DAC.. I realized what a POS the Rotel was..
I felt sorry for the buyer a bit when selling the Rotel! (lol)

Anyway. I still use the Sony, and the Adcom DAC.

Now with my current five disc changers..
I use them most of the time.
The sound of one of my carousel to my DAC, then to a tube preamp, is slightly inferior to my Sony SCD777ES which is direct to my main preamp. BUT! Not enough to look for some other setup.(actually the tube softness is more noticeable than the difference in the digital sound. I do prefer the DAC via the tubes. and the Sony via straight up)

In the past I did buy an expensive very highly rated (BOTH TAS and Stereophile raved it) DAC, which I discovered was no better than my current DAC. So I returned the new DAC.

At this point I have no desire to search for something I have no need for. (ie a better DAC.)

I have noted huge differences in various five disc as transports. That is why I do not mention which ones I use. As in other things, just saying xxx is a great device creates a demand for them. And I prefer to be able to buy them myself in the future. I do like a particular series and models from xxx years. I already own eight of them, all bought off eBay from $25 to $80 bucks.. So I am ready for the future.

I have no problem listening to music critically with my five disk players as transport. (though I agree most sound like crap)


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