Given the engineering that went into the Exogal, I very much doubt a reclocker would make much of an impact. There have been a few transport threads recently. Within the moderate price range, Bel Canto would seem to be most recommendable, though there's a new one coming from NuPrime. Or splurge on a used PS Audio; the previous model to the current one should be relatively affordable.
Do this experiment first:
Play a track from 2 different digital sources or from the same source using two different coax cables to your DAC. If you hear ANY difference, then your situation will benefit from a reclocker.
This one is the best, based on measurements and customers feedback.
It is also crucially important that you use the best coax cable you can afford to the DAC. All cables add jitter, the question is: how much? See these jitter measurements for different cables:
The BNC-BNC cable is the place to start. Add 75 ohm RCA adapters if needed.
If you want a great working player that functions as a transport and is built very well look at a used Esoteric DV60 this player has a steel remote control, and no your not getting the renowned NEOVRDS transport it dosent cost 8K either. Highly recommend for use as a transport. The built in DAC’s sound very "digital" and not very warm or musical. Used prices have come down on these to around $1200.
+1 on CEC very good liquid sounding transports, not sure your budget but there is a nice looking unit in the listings now no affiliation:
I will make the same suggestion here as I made on the other thread. Ditch the transport. Load your cds to a Bluesound Vault 2 and feed that to your Exogal dac. You can run the analog and digital outs at the same time. That way you can easily compare the sound of the dac in the Bluesound versus the sound of your Exogal.
Now you have all your cds right at hand from your iPhone or iPad.
Ok, I just added one and it took just under 8 minutes. Once the cd is added, access is instantaneous.
I never counted, but I estimate I have around 700 cds in there now. I added some everyday for a couple of months since I wasn’t in a big rush. You could at least get all your favorites done in a couple of days.
Btw, there is one downside I forgot to mention. The Vault does require an Ethernet connection in proximity to your audio gear. In my current home this is not available in my main listening room, but is not a problem for my secondary system. My new summer home is good to go in that respect.
I have the CXC transport for 2 years now and it sounds excellent on my Yggdrasil.
Not a problem with cliking etc. The remote does not have direct access to tracks and it is big for functioning on other Cambridge products. So a lot of buttons don't function. My only criticism. I'm looking for another for a backup a silver one.
1) treat your disks with $100/4 oz. treatment
2) cut the outer edge at an angle
3) put colored pen on the inner ring
4) use destatic gun or demagnetizer on the disks
5) treat with fluorescent light
6) rewrite the disk to a CDROM
7) coat the top surface with a rubberized coating
or you can:
Get a good reclocker like the Synchro-Mesh and insert in the coax cable between transport and DAC
Seems like a no-brainer to me.
I use the iFi SPDIF iPurifier on my home theater and smart TV. Great for movies and only $150.