dac or transport

ok I'm looking at a ps directstream dac.  so, until I can afford a higher end transport, I have a mid-range cd player to connect by spdif cable.  I was wondering, to play the sacd layer of discs do both the dac & transport need that capability?  I don't have too many sacds' but was hoping the dac could differentiate the info the laser reading.  thanx  Matt
Looks like a question that should be addressed to and answered by Paul McGowan of PS Audio.
You need an SACD player hooked up to any DAC that can play DSD64, which is most DACs available today, and definitely the PS DirectStream.  If you have a Sony PlayStation, it will likely play the SACDs too.