And there is also the Pioneer Elite DV-37. Nice build quality and contruction, smooth transport, decent DACs, (though in time, I may go ahead and improve the DACs in the DV-37 and use the DV-37 as a transport if I don't go ahead and get me a dedicated CD Player and use as such before then. I am thinking very hard about obtaining a used Pioneer Elite PD-65 and then using it with either a Perpetual Technologies P-1A/P-3A or an MSB Nelson Link III. But I am thinking that a MOSTLY unmodified PD-65 will do fine on its own as a transport, but I just want to improve the clock circuitry and put some dampening around the transport area. Other than that, the rest of the PD-65 that I "MAY EVENTUALLY" obtain will be left intact), great picture (with both interlaced and progressive scan (my TV is an interlaced set, but I have seen the DV-37 used with a HDTV before, and I believe it was delivering a progressive signal to that set then)), great sound (I am using it as a CD Player right now, and I think it sounds as good as a dedicated CD Player costing between $500.00 and $1,000.00) progressive scan capability, versatile connections on the rear panel, and a great price on top of that. Couldn't ask for anything more.
I am thinking very hard about getting me a used Pioneer Elite PD-65 right now and pairing it up with one of the DACs that I have stated in the previous paragraph. I think that then (AND ONLY THEN), I 'MAY" have a "dedicated CD Playback" system that will top the DV-37 in regards to sound quality. But the DV-37 sounds very good in its own regard. So, while I may investigate the possibility of adding a PD-65/DAC system to my audio system eventually, I am not in a rush to do so right now. The DV-37 is doing nicely on its own. But now, if I should eventually add a "dedicated" CD Playback system to my audio system, then the DV-37 will go back to being a DVD Player again, which delivers one of the best pictures in the business.
Just another candidate to throw into the ring so to speak.