A good cd transport for my Chord HugoTT2 DAC with Chord M-Scaler

I recently acquired a Luxman L-595A integrated amp and moved my trusty L-509u to my second system along with my Simaudio Moon 260d cd transport.  I need a new cd transport (or player used as a transport) to go with my Chord Hugo TT2 DAC and Chord M-Scaler.

I was considering the PS Audio SACD transport, but most of my CDs are Red Book  and I own a very small number of SACDs.  

I love the build quality of Luxman products.  Would it be crazy to use a Luxman D-03x CDP as a transport?  It is about 2/3 of the price of the PS Audio SACD transport.


@toronto416 - I wouldn’t say it’s “crazy” to use the Luxman as a transport, but you might end up driving yourself crazy comparing the Luxman to the Chord. That’s fine if you enjoy it, but for me, it’s a distraction to be switching back and forth. But who knows, you may end up selling the Chord. As for transports, there are several lengthy threads if you do a search. I have a. CEC TL5 and like it, but I haven’t compared it with any other similarly-priced options. 

I am quite happy with my CDT 6000, especially with upgraded iso devices, PC and coax cable, BUT, am budgeting for the new Shanlings







Though Audiolab and Cambridge make very capable transports (I have CXC2 in my 3rd system), I am looking for a very robust higher end transport (or CDP) to replace a Simaudio Mood 260d - something overbuilt in the best high end audio tradition.

A Luxman D-03x or a D-07x would fit the bill - they are built like tanks and are probably very capable on their own and wouldn't need an external DAC for several years - and could serve as transports for many years after that...  But it would be fun to compare to the Chord products...

Well if you want overbuilt, and you're also talking about a DAC, look at the Esoteric line up.  Big dollars but no one builds anything like it.  IMHO

That is a very serious looking drive - thank you!

Here in Canada Esoteric has a very small dealer network presence, much less than Accuphase which in turn has less of a presence than Luxman.  Both Esoteric and Accuphase are overpriced compared to Luxman,  and Luxman seems to have more extensive distribution and dealer support.  I'm not sure how that compares to the US market.