their are only positive improvements in the capitol 2 you will lose nothing the capitol 1 has. First biggest improvement is in the bass the capitol 2 has much more power and definition and improved pace/quickness over the 1. The middle bass is more neutral less ripe than the 1 which was a bit too ripe and lacked definition. The transport was significantly improved in the 2.Some capitol 1 users reported nice improvements by substituting a good onboard transport feeding the digital section of the 1 so I fed my 2 with a Theta Data 3 transport and top quality balanced digital cable the difference was very very slight showing the transport in the 2 was significantly upgraded over the 1. In your situation the Prima may be the better choice if you intend to use your excellent preamp. the capitol 2 is definitely worth the additional $ having owned both previously for considerable time.
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