Interesting comparison between the PWT and the Auralic Aries bridge:

You beat me to it! And according to the URL you posted, you are also subscribed to the HiFi+ mail list ;)

I just read it myself. Strangely he didn’t compare the PWT to another transport or all in one CD player. The PWT was ahead of its time but time is catching up. Time for a new PWT?

Yes, I need an alternative to this one, which is on my shopping list:

Needless to say the LVDS is compatible with the DS (AudioByte is a subsidary of Rockna).

Also note that they are writing about the DS and a review is upcoming as soon as it is broken in.