Since you got something so old, locate the "8" transport and send both to Steve Huntley. You could look for an Esoteric P2 which is about the same vintage.
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I have been looking and found a few used transports.
I was wondering how the Teac VRDS-9 and the Parasound CDB2000 (CEC transport) would compare to each other?
From what I understand:
The Parasound is smoother but is a little rolled off on both ends.
The Teac is dynamic but a little less smooth than the parasound.
The Teac is fairly old, but still works good, while the parasound is newer but needs repair.
Once the parasound is repaired it would be a little more than the TEAC.
My questions is, how dynamic is the Parasound and is it's lack of bass a big problem? What one would be the better choice. My DAC is a Wadia Digimaster X32.
Without a doubt for that DAC a Wadia would be the best mate. If you can spend $3500, way expensive, a used 270 is the best choice due to parts availability. If you want to spend less, I agree a Wadia 8 is the way to go. I see them on ebay more than Audiogon so good luck. Steve at Great Northern Sound is just a fantastic guy to work with on these. He was at Wadia so he knows his stuff and is very friendly and helpful.