Thanks, all of you.
I will think about Accuphase, too, Kelly. Since there is no mention on its HP about US distribution, I emailed its Japan rep, who in turn forwarded to Parasound. The President himself of Parasound very promptly returned email. I was very impressed. According to him, there is no stock in Japan or US, and new line production is running for come-back in May. I can't wait, while I don't know why CEC has kept low profile for sometime. Any ideas?
Question for owners: I remember from old days that belt drive TT required periodical replacement of belt. How are your CEC?
Next: My other equipment are, PT's P1/P3/Monolithic D2D/DAC combo, Sonus Faber Signum speakers, driven by Sonus Faber Musica integrated, via DH Labs cables all around the system. What do you think is the "matching" level of transport in this system? I am not saying that I am happy with my current Pioneer DV525 (mod) as transport, but I am looking for something better, like many of you. As you may guess from the line-up, my music is totally classic (especially strings). Simply put, what transport would you put in this system? Or do you see any other significantly weak link here? Please feel free to shoot honest opinions.