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Stick with the ic's you have and invest as much as you can a ... Know_talent
Forgot to add the primare cd31... it gets decent reviews as ... Know_talent
Thanks know_talent! so, besides the three mentioned in the ... Twoleftears
Can't comment on a direct comparison or what would work in o ... Countingbackwards
At just about you price range in the used market would be a ... Ckoffend
The 840c was not really close to cx-7, much less the 'e' ver ... Cpk
Cpk, did you own both the 840c v.2 and the cx-7, what lead y ... Sthomas12321
I have the 840c here now and have had the droplet, and ayre ... Tom_hankins
I had the ayre in my system for a long time, but the 840c ha ... Sthomas12321
I eventually bought a bryston, after auditioning cdps from a ... Twoleftears
Seams like bryston masters bass response, itss the same as i ... Sthomas12321
I would not, personally, put the Droplet ahead of the Cambridge unless you like fuzzy sound. I once reviewed the Droplet, and found it warm, fuzzy and not terribly pure sounding, as though all the instruments had a halo around it. I noticed one of my colleagues also wrote about it for Soundstage, I believe, and noted the same thing (maybe we had the same model). This was around 2005.
The Cambridge is considerably purer sounding, perhaps to the point of being less forceful (purity, something the Goldmund Mimesis 9 amp had in spades, sometimes means "it doesn't 'let go'" of the sound. The Cambridge is slightly restrained, but I haven't tested it in balanced mode, where it was said by Robert Harley to have more muscular bass. For all that, the treble on the Cambridge has a purity that is NOT boring: it is tonally lovely, without being technicolor. In fact, I hear the amp more than the CD player, and I had a Parasound JC2 for a few weeks, but couldn't get around the lightweight sound of it and the Cambridge combined, even with ASL Hurricanes, which means the two preceding components were pretty lightweight indeed!
I don't recall liking the Droplet very much at all, due to the murkiness of the sound. Too mushy for me. Perhaps the Droplet got updated after the reviews, which were back in 2005 and doesn't sound mushy now.
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Sorry, i'm a bit confused. how did the droplet get into thi ... Twoleftears
how did the droplet get into this string fuzzy and murky th ... Audiofeil
I had cambridge 840c in my system for a while, and i could h ... Selfdivider
The cambridge kills it all except for low bass..kris Teel
Sorry for the late response sthomas12321, i don't think ther ... Cpk
I have the 840c in a fairly 'bright' system, using psaudio i ... Magfan