I have to post some impressions of the Jay's transport. It is as advertised. I've noticed the following, just after two discs: Bass is increased ever so slightly, yet it's more tuneful and focused, over my old player Images on the right recordings seem to hang in space and show actual definition, whereas a direct comparison of the old player to a different (and ostensibly better) input on the Yggdrasil shows it to be more two dimensional. This is interesting because I felt like stage-depth was no issue on the former setup. It's another case of "you'll know it when you hear it" There is a bright-ish section of piano on Jeff Beck - Truth, track #9 Blues De Luxe, that was firighteningly realistic through the Jay's. I had just listened to that same CD two nights ago on the old track and while it was enjoyable and engaging, at no point was I startled by realism like I was tonight I gave serious props to the TASCAM for that "ease" to the sound like I appreciate from vinyl. Lowend digital sounds to me like it's trying too hard to do something. I really don't know a better way to illustrate what I'm thinking via text, so there it is. The Jay's just "sounds" effortless. It puts forth dynamic, engaging music when the mastering is up to the task. For a CD Transport, this thing is built like a tank. Everything is substantial, yet the tolerances for the case work and the CD drawer are absolutely precise. A lot of effort goes into these, and it shows when you lift or interact with it, at all. It wasn't cheap, and as recently as two nights ago I was seriously thinking, how big a difference could this make? The actual answer has surprised me. Now I silently weep for my turntable, sitting over there in the corner and probably not going to get a whole lot of action real soon.