If Steve Got You Last Week...

What transports are you CD spinners using that sounds better than a great server? Love to know. My PS Audio memory player did not sound as good as my Innuos Zenith 3 with mods and several other ethernet tweaks and gadgets.  

I guess it would depend on the transport quality vs streaming front end. When my streaming finally sounded as good as spinning CDs, I never looked back. However, I am open to trying a transport and doing another comparison.  Not sure what folks now consider to be a good transport under $2000 used or new.  

I just use a CDP. No separate transport and DAC and cables to connect the two. Just separating the CDP into two components and then trying to decide which connections to use and then which brand of cable introduces too many variable for me. It becomes the old one step forward, two steps back routine.

Many a reviewer has said not to get hung up over which type of DAC to use and to just concentrate on the sound. As of now, most mid to high end CDPs have advanced to the point where I believe, the evidence points to that being the case.

I've yet to hear everything out there but just from the tweaks I've done with my set up in the last half year has really opened my ears up to the potential that's just sitting there, waiting to be uncovered. Even with old set ups, there's bottlenecks that need to be addressed.

All the best,
Cool!Now I don't feel so alone. I've been listening to CDs exclusively for a very long time. I do stream Amazon on the computer just to find more music to buy.
I have a Mojo Audio Evo dac and only need a transport. The Mojo is wonderful sounding using the usb input. Comes down to one’s system as to wether streaming or cd will sound the same, better, worse etc... No universal best as in anything audio.  Any of us seasoned Aphiles most likely have learned this by now. 
I have the EVO and use a SimAudio 260dt transport. I have no idea how the SimAudio would stand up against your Innuos Zenith 3 with mods. I am still trying to decide on a server platform given I don’t have ethernet access in my living room which is where my main system resides. That said , I am very pleased with the EVO/SimAudio combination.