Just listened to it a day ago, in an all ayre/bw802 system. First I would like to mention the build quality which is the same level as the other ayre stuff-great! solid feet high quality connections etc. This quality beats most 5 grand cdp's on the market. Only one thing to mention against potentially is that it is a cd rom drive with a white tray like in your computer. Not a sonic negative but I don't know and did not ask if some cd's wont play on it because of copy wright protection. The sound is in the 4grand plus league period. Naim cdx, Meridian588, Linn Ikemi would all be other sonic options. It just sets a standard that is so good at 3grand that I think it is now silly to look at the Arcams,Mirantz,rega,cheaper naim players in the 2500.00 range. I am looking to match one with a Placette passive remote volume control, McIntosh 2102 tube amp,merlin vsm-m speakers.
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