I come from an iMac running iTunes with BitPerfect via USB on the Stellar Gaine Cell DAC. I can’t hear a difference between CD into optical input and the ripped copies playing from my iMac. Mind you I have only bookshelf monitors to tell me.
Since I have no high end system in my living room yet I am able to set it up from scratch and my current pick is the Innuos ZENith MKIII with SSD internal storage and Ethernet (and USB) output. It also has a slot CD drive (TEAC) buit in such that I don’t need a separate CD drive to rip my CD’s anymore, although I trust that my old rugged drawer lading external DVD drive connected to my iMAC might rip in the same quality.
I like the Innuos a lot.