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this is where it gets a bit subjective

"How huge is huge?"

hard to quantify. Comparable to a $300.00 cartridge vs a $5,000.00 cartridge. Actually bigger difference than that.

"The difference between $5 and $125?"

For me? Hell yeah. can't speak for others.

"Even though the one step was mastered from a digital file, the original master tapes were still in the chain, and they're what, 20 years older than they were when your DCCs were mastered?"

Maybe. Not sure that makes much of a difference. Many analog tapes from the 70s still play amazingly well. Remember, all those analog purists who are so butt hurt over finding out about the digital step were hailing these one steps as prime examples of just how great an all analog chain really is.

"What's the percentage increase between $5 and $125? Is the one step that much better?"

It's a personal value judgement. I have been quite happy with most of my one steps and will continue to buy the titles I am interested in.

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