What is the latest "buzz" cheapo CD/DVD transport?

I'm considering the two-box approach to digital w/ a non-oversampling DAC. Any thoughts on an el cheapo (but respectable) player or transport to mate the DAC with would be appreciated.
They really sound like thin and lifeless unless you mod them.
Pioneer 563A or 578A...$100 bucks or less at Ebay. Nothing special as analog players but do seem to rise above the other budget players at passing bits.

sony s7700