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!

128x128wharfy

FYI-The search is over and the decision is made. Likely not a surprise, I'm going with the ARC REF CD 6SE, that's on loan (Hope you are okay with that, thyneame :-)). Ultimately, the synergy with my other ARC components, the ability to get a replacement CD Pro lens kit (just ordered), and the sound presentation make this almost a no-brainer.

I think the final decision to go with the ARC is the above comment I made to a poster in another thread, as he was deciding to go with an ARC REF CD player, or another transport. 

With that said...when working the way it's supposed to, the Pro-Ject CD Box RS2T has the best overall presentation I've heard, at this point. I'm still wistful that I couldn't get one that in one way, or another, didn't "s*** the bed."

Hoping you all have a terrific Thanksgiving, if you are celebrating. I'm grateful for all the advice, audio equipment comparisons/listening experiences, and great jazz recommendations I am getting.

David

@wharfy 

David congratulations, good decision and I am happy for you. I don’t believe that you will have any regrets at all. I have absolutely no doubt that you’re ARC component signal path sounds marvelous!

Charles