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In Reply to: RE: What difference does it make? posted by J. Phelan on March 04, 2017 at 15:12:20
I appreciate that it's tempting to look for simple answers but in this instance can i respectfully suggest that you really do need to read a lot more carefully.
I think you'll find that the Living Voice review remarks that in the context of that system, CD can, in its own way, match and occasionally better LP. You might also add up the number of musical examples cited and their format.
The CH is rated as the best SACD replay I've experienced - not the same thing as the best digital.
But what I find most remarkable is that you think the Neodio Origine and Wadax Pre 1 Ultimate are outdated. I always thought components should be assessed on performance, not best before dates.
I no longer say Wadax is 'outdated'..
As to your comments, (quote) "CH Precision was the most musically emphatic member" (of your select-list of digital components).
Then years ago (in Hifi Plus) you stated that the Zanden-CD system was the equal of the $70,000 Blue Pearl turntable. Or at least a dead-heat.
The problem is that digital has advanced more swiftly than turntables (since 2004), yet you prefer LP. I respect this -but it does seem strange, in light of your great experiences with CD/digital...
..not since the Reimyo CD player anyway..
It was this player (in the pricier category) and Monarchy DAC (lower price) that seemed to usher in digital-CD as a true alternate to LP.
They were reviewed in 2004-06.
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