Got both a DCD-2500NE and a PMA-2500NE and use the PMAs DAC for internet radio and streaming. Prefer the sound of the PMAs DAC when playing red book CDs. They both use the same DAC. The coaxial lead is of better quality than the interconnects?I was considering the CDS27, but it uses a vanilla DVD-ROM drive... The DCD-2500NE uses a very heavy/rigid custom-built drive (based on a DVD-ROM drive) - built like a tank. Much less error correction going on, top-notch RedBook CD playback, superlative SACD reproduction.
No accessible DAC, or streaming - but then that's what my Sonica DAC is for..