The text you quote doesn't mean what you seem to think it means.
Sure, and a Radio Shack $49 CD transport is the best, but you need a Super Clock installed! :-)
Let me say this again; there is a good sound quality difference between "lossless" formats, and WAV is best, meaning it is closest to the original. Still there is no computer audio I am aware of that beats a well done CD transport.
For the record, I have used various PC and Mac systems ranging from Pentium 4 to Core i7, both desktops and laptops.
I hear what I hear, sorry! If this can help someone, I am happy. If not, that is fine too. Everyone is right, just avoid "lossless" if best possible is desired! :-)