Paragraphs are your friend. That was a tough read........
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Thanks johnto😊! Yes it’s exactly that Christmas morning feeling even as an adult! Appreciate you taking the time to read and and post a positive response😊
ozzy62 you know I have a hundred different responses that would all fit to your negativity. However what then? You retort then I retort and for what honestly? So I simply won’t feed into it...keep going as I’m sure you will but I’m done with this interaction...
I was never taught properly, I cannot write a paragraph, I make nearly every sentence separate so each point can be 'found' separately.
I had a highly revered Onkyo CD player, dual individually matched Burr Brown processors, .. heavy ... shielding .. transport ...
Oh I loved originally researching, white papers, receiving, having a superior machine, at least not having 'problems' lesser units might produce.
My niece was having a garage sale, had an old Sony 5 disc changer. I thought I would 'add' it to the system, 'good enough' for large parties. Use 'great' machine for dedicated listening.
Subsequently, neither I, nor any of my audiophile friends can hear a difference. Gave the larger Onkyo away to have the advantage of the smaller carousel.
Back to Vinyl which everyone prefers to prior or current CD, and still have Reel to Reel which everyone prefers to LP.
Got my PD-F908 connected and powered up last night. Oh my God this is EXACTLY what has been missing! I don't care what any advertisement says or claims, the ONLY way to get "cd quality sound" is with a cd player! Absolutely AMAZING! I couldn't stop listening. Wish I had done this sooner (and saved some money)! Honestly more of a difference adding this unit than from going from Excite to Evoke. I can only describe the sound as "livelier". More snap, vocals (especially Diana Krall) have that extra sense of realism, and every song has an extra level of detail and I noticed this immediately....
Honestly I really didn't know what to expect and I was trying not to have any expectations (an exercise in futility) so as not to be let down. But this was even better than I could have hoped for! So much so that I dropped $200 last night ordering cd's from Amazon, LOL!
Anyone want to buy an Audioengine B1, and/or Dragonfly Cobalt with an Audioquest Golden Gate 5m 3.5 to rca cable? :)
Glad you found your sound @kingbr. In the end it really makes no difference how you do it. If it moves you and makes you want to listen more then you’ve nailed it. Nothing else matters. Congrats.
I’m a CD guy too. But, I don’t mind a ripped CD. Got most of my CDs on an unmodified Mac Mini (horrors!) played through my Oppo’s DAC. CDs played directly though the Oppo sound marginally better, but not worlds better than the ripped CDs.