New Project RS2T transport

I have had one already and sent it back, did not work at all upon receipt. Dealing with the Music Room though is a pleasure. Will always do business with them. Had unit replaced with a new one, just arrived Yesterday, Sunday afternoon 7-25-22. Hooked it up and SAID WOW!!! I have a Meitner MA-1 DAC and the synergy is Fabulous. Right out of the box it sounded, GREAT. So very OPEN. I have been blessed when upgrading several pieces to be totally surprised by the improvements. VERY Audible!

I am somewhat concerned though as there have been a great deal of posts about quality control issues. (see first sentence)  As I said unit sounds GREAT, very impressed. HOWEVER, if anyone can comment that owns one, I noticed when placing the little magnetic puck on the disc that it just sits atop the center spindle and does not contact disc. The magnetic puck has a female center on the underside that goes over a very small  male metal protrusion. (SPINDLE)   I would think that it should go over that spindle totally and meet the disc firmly. (no space between disc and puck??? When I place puck on top of CD, It appears that the machining on the underside of the hole should be a MM wider so it doesn't sit atop the spindle and drops down totally on the disc. Hope this makes sense. Thanks Robert TN    Ps would like to thank Charles1 DAD  for encouraging me to stick with transport. It is that GOOD!!!   Just wondering if they all are designed to do what I am experiencing?


I am seeking advice from RS2T owners on possibly purchasing a used unit due to the discussion in this thread about the manufacturer's mistake on the transport mechanism which has been resolved. That discussion leads me to believe the only way to be sure it is not an issue would be to purchase a new unit. I have sent an inquiry to Fine Sounds asking about this based on the serial number of the unit I am considering.

The unit I am considering is less than one year old and has been checked out by the seller and verified to function correctly.

What would you advise in this situation?


Having been down the rabbit hole with a defective unit I would lean towards a new unit.

How much are you saving by buying the year-old unit? I will make a guess at 25%. The additional expense is not only an insurance policy but also a unit that hasn't been used for a year.

Either way best of luck to you.




The unit I am considering is less than one year old and has been checked out by the seller and verified to function correctly

This is a key point. If you have received reliable confirmation that this unit is functioning properly and you’re satisfied with the price, buy it. Will the seller accept the unit back for refund if any problems?




LP, Charles

Thanks for replying. Both of you have good points to consider.

The seller will accept the unit back for a refund if any issues are identified.

Bernardo. just adding my 2 cents. I am on my 3rd one, as the previous have been defective. The newest one is doing just fine, SO FAR!!!  about 7 months, maybe 8? I have added a Linear power supply from LT Audio and a good grade Anti cable Power cable.   I have a very nice system to compliment the unit. It is really divine to listen to Cd's, some still better than others, can't change that, recording process.

With my back ground on the units, all of which were purchased through the Music Room, they have been great with them. The 3rd Unit,upon my request was tested at their facility for any issues, it passed, an now I own it, with A 2 YEAR WARRANTY. Based upon my past experience (maybe just unlucky, as were several others) I would not buy one without a warranty.  Don't know anything about your sellers warranty?? I would just be very cautious.  Hope this helps. Robert TN They are not CHEAP $$$$$   If it was only 30 or 60 days, That would make me nervous. Good luck!!!