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?

markcasazza

I listen classical , indian and persian etc , half the times, and the other half is less known jazz...

I am not interested in streaming...

Streaming choices is made for occidental masses...

go and look for choices in pygmies chorals choices or gamelan or koto or erhu or sarangi ...

There is more in youtube...

ūüėä

Music first, sound is in second....

And i look more for musicians in any styles more than to a style even in classical; for me all is about interpretation and playing...I listen Furtwangler not classical "per se" ... I listen Mauesberger Schtuz, not Schutz; i listen the children chorus directed by Mauesberger to be precise...

I dont listen folk music more of the time it is boring for me  , i listen Bob Dylan and some others ..

 

It is why i appreciate many unknowns artists from not well known styles...

Forget styles, listen the playing musician....

Streaming is for genres more than made for music player discoveries...it is my perception ... I never used streaming  and never feel the necessity though then i can be wrong ... Correct me...

 

All my CDs are in FLAC on a server. The PC drive is sufficient for ripping with 100% integrity.  ( something no transport is capable of as it does not re-read, buffer and use error correction or compare to well known checksums.)   So, not for quality. Now, if you have CDs lying around, friends bring them over etc, then a transport can be handy.   Use case, not quality. 

 

The PC drive is sufficient for ripping with 100% integrity.  ( something no transport is capable of as it does not re-read, buffer and use error correction or compare to well known checksums.)

You are mistaken. The compact disc standard includes two levels of error correction using Reed-Solomon code. Some transports (such as PSAudio) have extensive buffering and re-read capabilities.

Would I be better investing is a quality streamer and DAC?

I say yes; however, YMMV. I ripped my high quality CDs into my server/streamer and have never looked back at a CD player again, considering I had owned fairly alright CD players like McIntosh MCD 1100, Audio Research CD9, and Meitner MA-2. No regret.