If I rip all my CD's to flac files do I still need a CD transport?

I'm in the process of ripping all my CDs to .flac files with Exact Audio Copy. If I see a verified rip with no errors, is there any point in considering upgrading my CD player? Would I be better investing is a quality streamer and DAC?


Some folks need to work on their digital front end. After I ripped my CD's on my Zenith 3 the Transport was sold and I never looked back. 

I ripped my CDs to an Innuos Zenith MKII. My CDs sit on the shelf and will likely stay there. I sold my CD player and haven’t looked back.