After considering the purchase of a single box CD players in the $3-6K price range from Esoteric and Ayre, I opted for a Modwright Transporter instead. While I did have some initial reservations about the effort required to get the components of a computer based music server working, I read quite a few comments from people who had done it with no regrets. Lou, also, provided encouragement, adding his own experience with this technology.
Before the MT arrived I completed the task of ripping my CD collection to my desktop computer's hard drive; doing a couple dozen or so CDs each day while at my computer doing other work.
Integrating the MT was relatively easy. I did have one glitch where the MT was unable to connect to my wireless network but a quick call to Logitech's tech support resolved the issue in less than ten minutes.
So, how does it sound? In a word, fantastic! The music coming from my Ulysses speakers is wonderfully rich and full sounding with excellent soundstage width and depth. Bass is tuneful with good extension and impact. Highs are silky and smooth. The MT has only a few hours of play on it but I'm hearing no harshness to the sound, even at a volume level higher than I typically would set.
Dan Wright was great to deal with. He promptly answered all my questions and delivered the MT right on schedule.
All in all, moving to this technology was much easier than I thought and I'm very happy with the results.