why would you need a valve cd player for a transport?
seriously matt.. no offence mate, but doesnt sound like you have a clue what it is your looking for or what your trying to find.
I mean a valve cd player as a transport? the valve only operates on the analogue output stage, its otherwise just a crappy transport with a bog standard digital feed, and is no better than most cd player as far as this is concerned.
Just find something with a decent philips mech, like a cyrus or marantz cd player and use this. Unless your willing to spend the cash to get a dedicated transport, its all going to be very much the same difference.
also couldnt you just tag these questions onto the end of your existing transport thread, rather than having created three seperate threads now, all asking the same thing?
I suggested ages ago.. that if you wanted you could have tried the DVD7 as a transport, which i find it to be very good at. But you havent got back to me on that, so i really cant work out what it is your trying to find.