Are these players so rare that none have an opinion :(
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Yes, I was lucky to get latest ZZ-8 (2008/2009 version with power supply upgrade) . Still another 200HRs left for break-in . (Total 300HRs).
I was surprised to experience huge difference from Bel Canto PL-1A.
PL-1A was A-rated player , but latest ZZ-8 is much better (Another league).
I could become enjoy classical music with CDP.
I'm not sure what the sound will be after 300Hrs and change the fuse.
I was not sure how much CDP could improve the sound , but it really change the sound a lot. I recently listen old unused CD again.
One of the best redbook CDP , and the best CDP I have ever listened to. I would like to strongly recommend to listen to it. As for Ayon CD2 , I have not listened to it.
I was told Reimyo 777 and Wadia 861 are one of the best redbook CDP .
I have not listened to both of them , and hope someone to review comparison with Bow ZZ-8 2008/2009 .
I haven't tried any of two players you mention. I did own an Esoteric X-03SE before the ZZ8 and it simply wasn't in the same league. It ticked all the audiophile boxes but was astonishingly not emotionally engaging, at least to my ears. Beautiful piece of engineering, but I let it go without a regret.
A shop in the UK who used to sell both the Zanden and the Bow said they were uncomfortably close sound-wise.
I have recently bought a zz-8 which I think is the old version. I have compared it with the Audio Aero Prestige SACD Reference. Although both have their own traits but one thing I have to agree is that the ZZ-8 is very emotionally engaging.
I'm now look to upgrade it to the current level. Please could you recommend who I should contact?
Thank you very much