Resolving CD Transports Crowd Sourcing

Hi everyone! A couple of years ago I purchased my endgame CD transport- a Pro-Ject CD Box RS2T. Loved almost everything about the unit--highly resolving presentation, dead quiet background, balanced placement of instruments in a believable 3 dimensional soundstage, and  the synergy it had with my components. In fact I loved the transport so much I had two of them because Pro-Ject quality control and customer service is the pits. After almost a year of hassles, I'm swearing of Pro-Ject.

I'm in the market for a replacement CD transport that has the same qualities of the Pro-Ject minus the quality issues and customer service.

PS Audio, Jay's Audio, CEC, Audio Research (which are CD/DAC units) come up in my search. What are your thoughts? With all the bells and whistles the Pro-Ject was around $3300, so that gives you an idea of my budget, though I could go higher.

Thanks in advance!


My OPPO 95 has gotten noisy, and I'm looking at the new Schiit Urd.

Waiting for early adopter reports.

@vonharaland - I looked at this thread before auditioning the Urd.

FYI- I liked the Urd quite a bit, but decided to send it back to Schiit.


FYI- I liked the Urd quite a bit, but decided to send it back to Schiit.

Why? This does not make any sense. Unless completely irrational, which I sympathize 

@thyname -Nothing irrational. I like the Urd. Compared to the ARC CD6SE that's currently in my system, I like the CD6SE more. I think it's because my other components are also ARC.

If I wanted a second system, with different components that I could build around/complement the Urd, I would consider it. I think the natural complement for the Urd would be other Schiit components. It's a no brainer to me that the Yiggy would be the DAC to use with the Urd.

What are your deeper thoughts?

What are your deeper thoughts?

My DEEPER thoughts? What do you mean?

I just saw you said you like X equipment quite a bit, but decided to send it back nonetheless. It stroke me as odd, but hey…