A couple of things. First the Wadia is first rate, that D/A is very good. You may know that Wadia has been bought and may no longer be a viable company. That's why so much Wadia gear is for sale right now. D/A's rarely have problems, but I wouldn't recommend a Wadia transport right now. They rarely break, but if they do--you're going to have problems with service. A good transport will give you the most out of the D/A. I have used four different transports in my system with 3 different D/As. Each of them sounded different with different D/As. There is a bit of matching here. When I was using a Muse model 2 I prefered my Micromega Drive 2 (which by the way is for sale right now) over a CEC TTL2. That's not to say it was better than the CEC--but with the Muse it sounded better. I have used a Marantz and a Mission CD player as transports. The sound on them was very closed with poor bottom end resolution compared to the Micromega. I'm now using a Mark Levinson 37 transport with the 36 D/A. Not only is the 37 much higher resolution and considerable better bottom end--but it benefits from the matching to the D/A. So, if you can get a steal on a Wadia transport (and I mean steal because service could be a big issue) and you are a risk taker--this might be the way to go (best sound for the dollar). If you want a Micromega Drive 2 cheap--let me know. The only other thing you might consider is a Genesis digital lens.
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