Better Transport than CAL Delta

I have a CAL Delta/Alpha Combo, and I am currently using an Integra Research RDC-7 as the Pre Amp. At this time, we are leaning a preferance towards the Delta being processed by the RDC-7. If I were to sell my Alpha and my Delta, is there a better transport to have in the 1K new or used price range? I am also considering getting the mating DVD/DVD-A player from Integra Research. Any suggestions are appreciated.
Is the DAC a Delta Sigma Converter? If so, one of the best transports believe it or not is a $89 Aiwa CD Changer from Best Buy. Some info available from the Chicago Audio Society at who discovered it (search work Aiwa), and also search in other AudiogoN threads for Chicago Audio, Aiwa, and Stan Warren who will do a small mod to the Aiwa and make a good transport into a great one. Chicago Audio's Aiwa paired with a highly modified regular MSB Link DAC is their reference player for comparison purposes.
Aiwa doesn't make the XC-37 M anymore. You'll have to find one used. Oh, that's the transport Sugarbrie was referring to. You need either the XC-37 M or the XC-35 M.
Classe' CDT 1 - Can be found used for $1k
The DAC is the Alpha, and it is not upgraded to 24/96.
After intrigued by the fable, I got one and it was no comparison to a Proceed PDT-3.
Before you go away from the Alpha, I'd very strongly recommend that you listen to a 24/96 Alpha. With good tubes, it'll blow you away!!!!

As far as the transport goes, listen to Theta if you can afford it. I had a Delta as well and after much evaluation chose the Pioneer Elite CLD-91 Laserdisc player for my transport. I would have chosen the Theta Voyager but it was beyond my reach price-wise. Both are outstanding sounding transports.... I don't know why the LD players playing cd's sound better than most cd players but check it out for yourself - you won't be disappointed. In addition, you'll pickup another format as well.

Again, really think about the upgrade for your Alpha - it's worth it!!!

Good Luck!

I did swap the tubes in my DAC to 1963 GE Large Plates, and it was a Huge difference. The guys at my local shop are not recommending the 24/96 upgrade, they say take the upgrade money and sell the CAL and get a better DAC. As I stated I did just get the Integra Research RDC-7, and we are starting to prefer the DAC's in it to the CAL. So I see an opportunity to sell and get some $$$ for a new style of transport, either a dedicated CD or DVD/CD transport.

Thanks for all of the advice

If you don't have a DVD player yet, the Sony 7000/7700
will smoke your Delta. And they are cheap! Besides,
you get a great DVD player.

spend your money on upgrading the dac end

I have Cal and went to an EVS MIllenium II
a huge jaw dropping experience

much more lively, resolving, musical, warm etc
makes all the Cal dacs sound slow and veiled in comparison

If you are looking for a used Aiwa, in addition to the newest XC-37M and the earlier XC-35M, the earliest machine was the XC-30M.