I would love to know how they compare SQ wise, the same CD played through the BCD-3 verses ripped with the BOT to a BDP-3 played through a BDA-3.
If there is a clear winner , that would be the route I would take.
hey wplash, i've often wondered about your question.
I haven't had to pleasure of listening to either the BDP3 or BDA3. But for what it's worth, i have compared the sound with Oppo203 transport >> BDA2. versus the same tune ripped to my hard drive and played through the BDP1>>BDA2. And IMO, the BDP1>BDA2 was a clear winner.
Although a more pricey route, the BDP3>BDA3 setup would offer far more flexibility in your overall system vs. a single CD player....
My 2 bits.