CD Transports 2019-08-25 17:53:34 One thing I have learned about "audiophiles" is that they love gear. The more of it they have, the better they think it is. I have always known that "audiophiles" prefer an amp+tuner over a receiver, and an amp+pre-amp+tuner over an amp with an integrated pre-amp.What I didn't know is that "audiophiles" like to have their cd transport and DAC in two separate units. And I can find CD Transports going from $500-$20,000, depending on manufacturer.I really don't see a point to a CD Transport. "Audiophiles" claim that better transports can produce better sound.Logic tells me that can't possibly be true, since producing BETTER 1s and 0s will not make a squat bit of difference. And, if a CD transport has an issue, it will be blatantly obvious, and not something subtle, like usual "audiophile" BS terms such as "richer sound" or "more depth." With digital, you should be able to capture the digital output of multiple CD transports and compare them easily enough and get objective values. But, of course, no ones does that.So, now that that long-winded tirade is over, is there ever a time when a CD transport WOULD make a difference in sound quality? I would think a "better" transport would have lower jitter, but I think even the cheapest CD transports coming out of China would have jitter so low that it's inaudible. Correct me if I am wrong, but the "jitter problem" was probably "fixed" decades ago, if it even existed in the first place.