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I picked up information on the web and went to Margulesaudio.com and read about the unit, but would like to know more, hopefully from someone who has owned or heard the unit.From what I gather,it can be bought for around $250.00 and is said to have excellent sound for the money.I was hoping to get first hand feedback at this forum.
I just received the unit and hooked it up through the processor loop to do A/B comparisons. I am using four CD units - 3 are coming through a Chord Dac 64 as transports - they are - the Electrocompaniet - (a Pioneer Mega changer and a Mcintosh 7008 6 disc changer through the 64 via a GW Labs jitter device). I also have a tube Shanling unit not coming through the 64. This setup will give me an idea if it is worthwhile having with any or all units. I will post more as I listen. My first impression is I kind of like it - not saying yet that it is really better if that makes sense. My preamp is the Mcintosh C2200 tube unit - the amp is a Mcintosh 352. The speakers hooked up now are the Martin Logan Odysseys. I will also try it with my Legacy Focus 20/20 and VMPS RM 40's.
I have used this shoebox sized piece of equipment in my system for close to two years. It's hooked in between my Symphonic Line tube pre-amp and my Naim 3.5 CDP. As Joaq4 said, I'm also betting that you'll find that it becomes a required link in your system. It's effect is somewhat hard to pin down...to my ears the bass becomes more tuneful, there's less digitalitis coming from that silver disc, everything becomes more listenable. For the price, it's been the "biggest bang for the buck" item I have purchased (outside of my Denon 103D phono cartridge).
The back box is no longer in my main system but was moved to my second system where it fits in pretty good. It could not beat out the Peavey Kosmos or the Ortho Spectrum AR 2000. Of couse these do cost more. The Peavey is 250 and the Ortho I bought used for 275. The Peavey is by far the better unit of them all.