Which CD Transport?

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johzel

Which CD Transport?
« on: 20 Nov 2017, 04:25 pm »
Not sure where to appropriately post this . . . since the music all flows to my Salk Song3 BEATs figured I'd try it here.  I'm looking for a new CD transport to use with my Exogal Comet DAC.  Given my budget I've narrowed it down to two.  The Pro-ject CD Box RS and the Woo WTP-1.  Looking for opinions on the two.  If anyone has experience/knowledge of one or both that would be terrific.

Thanks!!!

slash71

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Re: Which CD Transport?
« Reply #1 on: 20 Nov 2017, 06:19 pm »
the choice between the "good" and "evil"

 look also Nuprime CDT-9 .. some info on Nuprime Circle but you can start here:

http://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=152135.msg1640872#msg1640872

johzel

Re: Which CD Transport?
« Reply #2 on: 20 Nov 2017, 06:56 pm »

 look also Nuprime CDT-9 .. some info on Nuprime Circle but you can start here:

http://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=152135.msg1640872#msg1640872

I believe they're releasing a transport only unit soon??  Is that correct?  Looking for an AES connection.

slash71

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Re: Which CD Transport?
« Reply #3 on: 20 Nov 2017, 07:34 pm »
YEs,

the nuprime facilitator guy wrote this statement about AES :

"The CDT-8 (CD Transport) is a pure transport and will be priced at $695 with ... I will check with engineering about the AES output for CDT-8."

dpatters

Re: Which CD Transport?
« Reply #4 on: 20 Nov 2017, 08:32 pm »
I've owned the Woo WTP-1 for a few years and have been very happy with it.  It uses the highly regarded Phillips Pro Transport.  The negatives (which never bothered me) are the fact that is a top loader and has a puck to place over the CD. I don't use it as much as I used to as Ive moved to a music server and have ripped most of my collection to a hard drive.  I still use it to play my classical CDs as they are hard to categorize in in computer software and I like to browse them separately. It has operated flawlessly in the time I have owned it. I have no experience with the other transport you are considering.

Don P.

maxima95

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Re: Which CD Transport?
« Reply #5 on: 21 Nov 2017, 01:19 am »
johzel - I own both of these transports.  I use the Pro-ject CD Box RS.

The Pro-ject, in my set up, sounds more detailed and neutral.  The Woo has a more weighty, analog sound which is very nice.

Both have AES/EBU and S/PDIF outs (and optical).  The newer WTP1s have a BNC connector instead of RCA (mine is older and has RCA)

The WTP1 remote does not have direct numerical access (The Project does).  I got used to it and it wasn't that bad.

I haven't tried the WTP1 with AES/EBU.  I'll have to do so.

Both are very good.




johzel

Re: Which CD Transport?
« Reply #6 on: 21 Nov 2017, 01:26 am »
johzel - I own both of these transports.  I use the Pro-ject CD Box RS.

The Pro-ject, in my set up, sounds more detailed and neutral.  The Woo has a more weighty, analog sound which is very nice.

Both have AES/EBU and S/PDIF outs (and optical).  The newer WTP1s have a BNC connector instead of RCA (mine is older and has RCA)

The WTP1 remote does not have direct numerical access (The Project does).  I got used to it and it wasn't that bad.

I haven't tried the WTP1 with AES/EBU.  I'll have to do so.

Both are very good.

Thanks!!  That is helpful . . . the "weighty analog sound" catches my attention . . . if you had to choose just one could you??  Sounds like I'd do well with either.  I suspect the Comet would work with either extremely well. I believe the Woo is red book only while the Pro-ject accommodates more formats??

johzel

Re: Which CD Transport?
« Reply #7 on: 21 Nov 2017, 01:27 am »
I've owned the Woo WTP-1 for a few years and have been very happy with it.  It uses the highly regarded Phillips Pro Transport.  The negatives (which never bothered me) are the fact that is a top loader and has a puck to place over the CD. I don't use it as much as I used to as Ive moved to a music server and have ripped most of my collection to a hard drive.  I still use it to play my classical CDs as they are hard to categorize in in computer software and I like to browse them separately. It has operated flawlessly in the time I have owned it. I have no experience with the other transport you are considering.

Don P.

Appreciate the feedback . . . thanks!! 

maxima95

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Re: Which CD Transport?
« Reply #8 on: 21 Nov 2017, 02:43 pm »
I have only used the Project for Redbook.  Other than a hybrid SACD, I am not sure what else could be accommodated.  Perhaps their literature has additional information.


johzel

Re: Which CD Transport?
« Reply #9 on: 3 Dec 2017, 06:02 pm »
I have a PS Audio PerfectWave Memory Player on the way . . . found a mint used unit.