If you still spin CD's their is a reference level Transport for reasonable money
I just got in-house the Jay's Audio CDT-2 MK3 transport to review for hometheaterreview.com. The build quality and physical appearance make it hard to believe that it retails for around $2,400. Right out of the crate not even broken in yet, it's out performing my CEC double belt transport in the reference system. It retains all the liquidity and analog smoothness of the belt driven transport but offers more details, tighter bass frequencies, and a larger layered soundstage with more air between the players.
Alvin, of Vinshine Audio set this review up with me, so if you go to his website you can get a lot more details/pictures on this transport. The reason I was motivated to review a CD transport was I received scores of requests from my readers asking what is a great sounding transport, for a reasonable amount of money. So far, in spades the Jay's Audio CDT-2 MK3 fits the bill easily.