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If you are only using it as a transport, just get an Oppo or use the transport you already have and add a Synchro-Mesh reclocker to either one. You will have to spend a lot more than $2K to get 18psec of jitter and you get this with a $599 Synchro-Mesh. All that matters from a transport is jitter, nothing else, unless you want it for audio jewelry or bragging rights.
If you wanted to use it for SACD playback using the internal DAC and analog outputs, then go for the Perfectwave or the like.
Ok,I'm using a Simaudio Moon DAC 300D.I will be using the PW soley for Red Book.I want to spend BTW,2.5 k on the used market! There are quite a few transports available(at 8k to 10k new),
for what I can presently afford.Whether they are outdated is another issue altogether.But Ill give the PW a chance with my DAC too.My buddy is ready to let it go for $1500.00.Will it be an appreciable indifference to add another 1k for something more resolving and engaging remains to be seen...I gather!
I'm currently using the PW in one of my systems. It's very good and even in the used market, I think you will have a hard time to do better, of course, each system has its own synergy, as does each person have their own likes and dislikes. One factor I really like about the PW is it will read any CD that I put in it, I realize that is not one of your requirements but one never knows.
Have you thought about purchasing the PW and trading it in to PS Audio (they will give you a great trade in price) and purchase the new Directstream Music Player?