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RE: Thanks for the Clarity on HDCD - Charles post is a must read

Hi Charles,

I am glad you saw my post. I was concerned that it might be too far down the page.

That is a very good point, and I don't know the answer. There is a Marantz universal player hooked to the same system as a the NAD, where I can do the comparison that you suggest. It was may subjective impression that HDCD's were better on the NAD, but I did not do formal listening tests. Can the Foobar program be run on a Mac? I'd love to have the Ayre, but the expense is out of the question at this time. Many of my Dead CD's were remixed when HDCD was still in vogue. They also state that they are HDCD included.

The Marantz is driving my Sennheiser HD555 headphones in the living room. Both the Marantz and Nad are Lapizator favorites, but otherwise, unremarkable in technology and they were not expensive to me. To my vinyl loving ears they sound pretty good.


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