Since this is my 1000th post, here's a little karma offering:
This is the external CD-ROM that Zero (Sean) spoke a a few years ago that I actually went out and found. It was definitive proof that even a transport makes a noticeable difference and that bits aren't bits after all. It is a bit finicky on the CD's it plays, say 5-10%, but otherwise is a nice piece to pair with an external DAC. It's internal DAC's are okay too. A little thin in the mids, but smooth on top so it would probably mate with a bright system well. This is compared to a Benchmark and Bel Canto, FWIW.
Just post something about how the Falcons are gonna take it all this season and state if you actually are interested. I'll do a drawing or whatever in 5-7 days.