audiolab 6000 CDT transport


I've been on a quest for better sound for the last few years and finally got a dedicated transport. Years ago, I used to think it was all about speakers, and maybe the amp, but as I've moved up the SQ ladder, I realize it all matters to one extent or another. The thing I notice about the 6000CDT is everything sounds more refined, with less haze. Bass is cleaner and clearer, the soundstage is more solid with the different instruments and vocals more firmly established in their respective spaces. Vocals most notably sound more realistic, symphonic violins less shrill, more woody. I hear less sibilance.  Dry recordings sound dry, reverb sounds smooth and lush. Definitely a notch up the ladder.

PrimaLuna Prologue 2 or
Musical Fidelity m3si
Tekton Enzo 2.7
Mogami coax speaker cable
Denfrips Ares2 
dtapo
I hardly think this would be considered a top transport for 500 smackers. They say the loading mechanism is from their top cd player. Not sure it’s any better or worse than a drawer. I’ve had drawers quit working. Had it for a week and it works so far.LOL
Next step SACD transport.
I hardly think this would be considered a top transport for 500 smackers. They say the loading mechanism is from their top cd player. Not sure it’s any better or worse than a drawer. I’ve had drawers quit working. Had it for a week and it works so far.

Hahah... Lolllzzzyy


Would you please comment on the slot loading feature?
Slot loading units are 99% usually cheap DVD Rom Drives, it’s said they are not the best for doing hiend CD replay.

Cheers George
Had this for over a year now and still going strong, reads CD’s that are imperfect and sounds better than any CD player I've ever used.  Slot loading units are also in autos and resist temperature extremes and massive vibrations and work for decades, so I don’t agree with the " Slot loading units are 99% usually cheap DVD Rom Drives"