Whilst the very elevated sticker particularly for the DA0.30 could easily disqualify it from consideration, as of September 2019 I must also rate it as my favorite performer in its category. I envy those who will live with one for the long haul. Relative to personal status quo, I was pleased to discover just how little separated the TL-2N from our own far more affordable Jay's Audio transport when both used standard S/PDIF transmission. Yet justification for the TL-2N's higher sticker blossomed when I availed myself of its quad-BNC SuperLink for external I²S mode. Shoppers after C.E.C.'s discrete R2R DAC who spin CD would very much shortchange themselves if they didn't partner it with a matching SuperLink transport. For C.E.C., here the TL-2N becomes a budget wonder. Should you exclusively stream of course, the DAC's USB input is all you need.