Cary 303/300 or Modwright Platinum NS999ES

Looking to upgrade my front end and I am looking in the 2k area. Purely redbook playback. Any thoughts on these two? Anyone ever compare the two?

Thnx in advance,
I own the Modwright and have heard the Cary, although not in my system or with the same equipment. My impression was that the Modwright is more transparent and tonally balanced and possible more resolving as well.

Thanx for your lone comment, it is very appreciated. I picked up a 999ES last night and am having shipped to Dan.

I think that's a good choice. I think even a quality new cd player will have a tough time matching a modded machine of about the same price range. I've also heard that the Cary 303/300 wasn't much of any improvement over the 303/200 considering the higher price. Kind of sad considering the shameless marketing at Cary saying "it's designed to compete with the sound of vynil and master tapes".
You're welcome.
I think you'll enjoy it.
Good luck.
Rob (rpf)