I think a great deal is the Sony XA777ES. I bought mine used and modded for $1,500. It's a very good transport and happens to be a very good SACD as well if your interested. If not it's worth it just as a transport.
4 responses Add your response
Just a note about the Sony XA777ES. I have an Ack dAck 2.0 and think it sounds better using a $50 Toshiba DVD/CD player as a transport than it does using the Sony. The combo sounds a bunch better than using the Sony alone. Can't explain this, but I no longer use the Sony except for SACDs. Obviously your milage MAY vary, but In any event, my mildly modifed Toshiba 3950 makes a pretty great transport.