I have a CDT-8 Pro and like it a lot. If you already have a DAC, and just need a disc transport instead of a player, I can recommend it highly. I love that it can convert sample rates, especially to DSD through its HDMI output, which works perfectly with the DSD-128 I2
S input on my PS Audio Stellar DAC. That was the main reason I chose it over the slightly less expensive transports from Cambridge and Audiolab (plus I got a deal on a demo unit from Audio Advisor
Operationally it's a little bit of an odd duck - no direct track access by numbers, and the remote, while perfectly functional, is a little different - it's not very ergonomic, and while solid feeling, it's a little like holding a small brick in your hand. Of course, that also means that it works perfectly when lying on a flat surface. You can push its buttons all day long without it rocking side to side or scooting around.