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In Reply to: I've been very impressed with the Creek players nt posted by indycar on March 1, 2007 at 08:16:27:
soo.. .. .. your advice is? Not to take you to task, but i have been impressed. I am breaking in a classic right now, and will compare it to a few highly regarded CDP. I am not biased, but the Creek EVO spanked the Rega Apollo. There is nothing wrong with down playing the Creek .. .. but why not enlighten us with you system or pick?
Admittedly, I have not been on the cutting edge of digital have just been so disappointed. The entry level Creek turned me on, in fact, I stayed up till 5am the first night i got it home just listening. Such was the step-up from my JVC/ Art dio (modified)
I own a CD50mk2 which is identical to the Creek Classic CD, except for the casing its in. If you would like to see my system setup just click on the (A) beside my name and that should get you there, or you can search through the inmate systems.
You can dig through my posts, and even read my local dealer's response to your post, and you will see that I am very happy with my Creek. I think it is probably the most balanced CD Player in the price range I have encountered and it is engaging and fun to listen to and I have zero complaints regarding it.
However, the original poster said he was looking for a 'warm sounding' CDP. That's definitely not the Creek.
Of the player's I've spent time with I would say that my Monarchy M24 DAC, which I use the Creek as a transport into, is warm, the Cary 308 I heard is warm, and the Roskan Caspian is Warm/Dark.
So enjoy your Creek, I do too, but its not a warm CDP.
I think you misunderstood Nathan's comment or you did not read his post about the Creek. He bought a CD50MkII from me. Before that, he has evaluated a lot of competitors including the Rega. I think it took him 2 years to decide on the Creek, not an impulse buy. However, there is really no definition of 'warm' or 'cool'. I would say the Creek players are one of the most neutral player. I could be warm when compares to a lot of players out there. However, Nathan is using a Monarchy M24 Dac. If he uses the Monarchy as reference, the CD indeed is on the 'cool' side of neutral. However, if I use the Creek (which has similar tonal balance as the BlueNote Stibbert non-tube) as reference, I would say the Monarchy is on the warm side of neutral. It really comes down to the reference point and what you compare to.
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