The 'let's talk about/suggest transports' thread

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by ls35a, Apr 19, 2018.

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  1. Richard Austen

    Richard Austen Forum Resident

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    That looks cool.
     
  2. Richard Austen

    Richard Austen Forum Resident

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    That Marantz comes in a different colour option


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    Though it is a CD player not a transport. Any CD player with coax and/or optical outputs though can be used as a transport
     
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  3. Richard Austen

    Richard Austen Forum Resident

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    AN CDT-Zero/II for $2300

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    I saw an older model one here for around $1,000 but it was about 15 years old

    Still I like the look of the older one better

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  4. Richard Austen

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    Metronome Transport

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  5. Richard Austen

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    Acoustic Plan transport - uses the Philips Pro 2 mechanism

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    You see the disc spinning.
     
  6. Richard Austen

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    Sparkler Audio ($1200) non oversampling DAC extra

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  7. Richard Austen

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    Pro-Ject has a number of CD players including this transport $899

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  8. Richard Austen

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    Also from pro-ject - DS2 tranport around $600

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  9. Richard Austen

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    Rega Apollo R for Star Trek fans - :) $600euros

     
  10. Vignus

    Vignus Digital Vinylist

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    My hifi shop dealer, who sells Cambridge cd players but he's also a good friend, once told me that he never yet sold one that wasn't returned to be fixed
     
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  11. Richard Austen

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  12. Richard Austen

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    Cyrus

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  13. Humbuster

    Humbuster Big hat, no cattle

    Please feel free to share your experience.
     
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  14. Humbuster

    Humbuster Big hat, no cattle

    Nice stuff! Love the transports you posted.
     
  15. starkiller

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    I actually have a CXC that has worked great for a while....love it in black too :)
     
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  16. Benzion

    Benzion "Cogito, ergo sum" Forum Resident

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    Finally a ray of sunshine...
     
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  17. Ulises

    Ulises Forum Resident

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    Oh man I want that Acoustic Plan transport! FWIW, I really wish Schitt would come out with a transport. Feels perfectly iconoclastic to me and I know Mike M. is skeptical of streaming quality and has a lot of experience designing transports. I have everything ripped and streaming through an Allo USbridge, but I often find myself spinning the discs during the workday—perhaps because it gives me the break to get out of my chair, pick something, and play it.
     
  18. Classicrock

    Classicrock Forum Resident

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    Cambridge CXC. Quality CD sound for little money.

     
  19. Humbuster

    Humbuster Big hat, no cattle

    NuPrime has a new transport @$795.00 US that looks interesting.

    For me, I have been very pleased with my SimAudio 260DT. However, at $2K it is higher than your budget.

    For $1k,I would still give the Woo a shot.
     
  20. ls35a

    ls35a Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    NuPrime is sold by Alan at Audiowaves.com - he's a great guy to do business with.
     
  21. Benzion

    Benzion "Cogito, ergo sum" Forum Resident

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    The fact that the builder is a local guy you can talk to inspires a bit more confidence. Besides, this arm seems to be completely manual, so the damage may not happen, or may be easily fixed with a replacement, provided he stocks enough of them.
     
  22. Daniel from Rueil

    Daniel from Rueil Well-Known Member

    Hello, this is my first posting, but I have been reading a lot (especially those about Audio Note, and Richard Austen bears some responsibility in my purchases :) )
    Now a specific question related to this post.
    I have an Audio Note Dac One 1x which I recently purchased and use with both my Macbook pro+ Audirvana and an old Audio Note AN CD2 as a transport (with a M2 Tech for usb to spdif).
    I do not use so much the transport since I mainly listen to the Macbook and to LPs (on a Voyd Valdi + AN ArmI-2)
    The AN CD2 was initially used as an integrated transport+Dac until I had a chance to purchase the Dac One.

    Now I have come across a CDT Zero whose size would make more sense in my setup, but I wonder which transport (AN cd2 or CDT Zero) would be better.
    I'm using an OTO Phono Sig with AN K Lx...
    I also have a Benchmark DAC2 HGC which I was using before the Dac One (and which I am still using, and is a must in case of hi Res and DSD).
    So back to the transport question : should I jump or not on this CDT Zero?

    Thanks in advance.

    Daniel
     
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  23. bhazen

    bhazen Magical Mystery Tourist

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    Tascam CD200 ... $250-ish.
     
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  24. Vinny123

    Vinny123 Forum Resident

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    Just got the Tascam 200. Excellent as a transport. Nice build quality. I really like it.
     
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  25. bhazen

    bhazen Magical Mystery Tourist

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    Built rather well, aren't they? My plan is, when my (relatively) ancient Naim CD5 goes to Heaven, I'll buy a CD200 and whatever the current Rega DAC is. That combo will sound amazing!
     
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