I have been thinking about going from my Esoteric to an Opus 21 any thoughts on that. I would have to buy the Opus site unseen, no way to audition it in my area. Any help would be appreciated.
I heard an Opus 21 against another Esoteric at a show, possiblyt the X03. The latter was more detailed, but the Opus clearly one out. It was musical, fast, with more than enough detail. Everyone else in the room at the show, prteferred the Opus too. I have a GNSC modded Opus 21 and it ain't going anywhere
I have the GNSC reference mods and did compare with someone who bought over his unmodded player for an afternoon. Very clear difference, we both agreed on, particularly, a tighter deeper base output. In general though a bit more transparent, better detail, but particularly, base improvement. This seems to agree with the general view of the weakness of the Opus 21, if it has one, the base and how the mods improve it.