Just looking for your thoughts on the subject, I have no opinion at this point.....
Is a transport a transport? Basically, if one is to use the optical 'out' on a cd player (bypassing internal dacs), what other features/specs of the transport are important? What should one look for when choosing a 'transport'.
Using an external dac, are there big differences in the laser assembly, motor(s) and what not? Will there be a big (sonic) difference in, say a Technics single disc and a Marantz using an optical cable with the same external dac?