Considering another CD player / transport, need 2 within my business. My specific needs are 1) AES / EBU out and also 2) as a preferred option balanced XLR out. Will mostly use with a Space Tech Labs DAC. Have just about given up on my dreams of the Lector Digidrive TL cdp transport or the CDP-7T-MKIII tube cd player because of budget. Have been watching for a used Lector for years with no luck. As a backup player, the Emotiva ERC-4 is the best for my current budget. The Jaysaudio cdt2-mk2 has just entered my consideration due to reviews, and the top loading mechanism. I like the modular design that allows for easy replacement of parts as needed. I am one of those who is lucky (or is it unlucky?) enough that I perceive distinct differences in the difference between transports, though with just casual, and very limited experience with different units. Whether this be psychological, emotional, or an actual quantifiable difference, I have perceived quite different experiences between different players / transports using the same cables and DAC. I don't do critical listening at all; music is just my joy and I see these pieces of equipment as true works of the engineering art. My choice will be heavily influenced by a performance/cost, vs budget, vs personal aesthetics consideration. Any guidance or opinions about the 3 mentioned options, or any other recommendations would be most welcome. I used to own an Audiomecca Mephisto IIX, and now use a Space Tech Labs CD-201. My Rotel from 1986 (bought it the same day a Replacements album was released on CD only), is still the backup, but drawer mechanism is beginning to stagger after 34 years. Still sounds great to me... .