Hegel Mohican & Bryston BCD3


I have compared Bryston & Hegel top cd players.
While they are both excellent,the winner*to me* was Hegel.
What was most different is I was able to listen deep inside the music with no fatigue.
The Mohican seems to have the essence or soul of music like Vinyl.
BCD3 was very enjoyable and satisfying but still felt listening to CD.
I only possessed this player for a week and it may have "crossed over" at some point to the natural flowing music of the Mohican.
Bryston background hue was neutral as was the presentation/
Mohican backrgound seems a bit warmer and not as neutral as bryston.
But after a brief period Mohican natural sounding instruments & bass are a revelation.
Nothing stands out or tries to be Impressive-
Musical timing & authentic instruments without digital artifacts.
The only other CD player I would compare it to (that I know) is
Linn Ikemi,which is much older now.but gave a similar experience.
Bryston BCD3 & Hegal Mohican are tour de force cd players.

 



992b5a9e acbd 492a bc1b 167f849f56ecmonkandmozart
I don’t know how"amp"got into the title

https://forum.audiogon.com/discussions/mohican-vs-bcd-3

Thanks for addressing a question I had a few months ago. Curious as to how you managed to hear then together, or one right after the other. Also, not sure quite what you mean by "crossed over"

P.S. "amp" is short for ampersand, = &, and shows up in listings of thread titles, but not the threads themselves.

I only possessed this player for a week and it may have "crossed over" at some point to the natural flowing music of the Mohican

I mean "crossed over" from cd player sound to vinyl 

I purchased Bryston BCD3 a few months ago to build all Bryston system.
Next was to be matching integrated,but $6000 seemed excessive so I sold cd player.
I have Beyerdynamic A2 headphone amp and recently purchased Hegel Mohican cd player.
I had Bryston CD player for about 10 days and it was really good-
Hegel allows me to open my ears more to the music 
I would say about 15% better then Bryston/
Bryston still seemed more neutral overall and Hegel more rounded.
Can't go wrong with either player..
monkandmozart
Much Thanks! for the update and comparison. These (2) spinners are on my radar as well. I would say buy the player that has the best customer service and transport/disc drive availability (for future replacement).

Whom sources the transport/laser assembly for Hegel?
Happy Listening!


2nd Note;
give a shout out for your local dealer/retailer where you sampled the Bryston and Hegel spinners.
Happy Listening!
Hegel stocks replacement parts for life of product-
So I have same comfort as Bryston customer support.
I purchased from different audio retailers

Personally I would say
Buy the cd player that gives most enjoyment
Mohican has an uncanny knack of reviving the performance
I'm able to listen with"fresh" ears and new perspective
BCD3 may be similar,but I don't recall being that immersed in the music
(For the limited time it was here)..
Both are excellent players~
@jafant We have a kind of parallel thread going, but in answer it's TEAC.
Much Thanks! twoleftears
Happy Listening!
Much Thanks! monkandmozart

I will post here if/when I get a demo on the Hegel and Bryston. I have no local representation of either brand.  Advise dealers/retailers, especially, in the U.S. Southeastern region.

Happy Listening!

Thank You- monkandmozart

Happy Listening!

You might want to check out R.Sounds in Santa Fe NM for Hegel

Thanks! again - monkandmozart

Happy Listening!