soliver said As for the original question, I would highly recommend the Bryston bdp-1 or 2.
I have years of experience with this product in another friends system. It has bested a DCS Scarlatti transport. And most recently, I finally got it over to my place to hear in comparison against my bridge on my PWD mk2.
Many have posted that they felt the bridge was the best input for that DAC or at least second behind the PWT. Well I can promise the Bryston trounced the bridge with a crummy Spdif cable of $150 and on an input that had never been used.
Are you familiar with the Aries, if so is the Bryston similar except no wireless ?