Opinion?? got one.---I have Pioneer dv 09;I have Theta Data 3.Using the same lincs;Ill d-60's, going into a Purcell ,then into 24/96 Theta 5a;both transports from their coax out.The sound from the 09 is lacking in bass,compared to the data 3, BIGTIME. This is using the very same cd.I had a Toshiba 2109,and the Elite 09 is MUCH better.So I guess "compared to what"?? I know there are better transports than what I have. I hear good things about Sony 7700,and others. Cost no object? Ayre: The 8000 combinition,---to die for. There is an old thread about sony SACD;used for playing reg cd's. Everybody who owns one,and responded "bashed" it as a cd player.So if one puts 2+2 together,where do you think the 7700 dvd player comes in?? Generally,dvd payers sound great on dvd pressings.7 out of 10 of the dollars are for the dvd picture,and sound,the "cd only" comes in last.
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