No, I audition this CDP before,I dont think it lacks bass
I have to agree with you! I had this unit for a number of years, and it never had strong bass response. My later Copland 288 had marginally better bass, but the simple, cheap Philips 963 DVD/SACD is all over both those in bass response. I have Swans Allures, and before, I had Celestions with two M&K subs. Still no bass. I think the new all in one players do better on bass. The PD 93 before the PD 65 did not have much bass response, either.
I've got a PD-65 that my Brother was using as a transport for a while, but i can't remember what it sounded like when used as a player. As far as the comments about the Philips 963 goes, this unit is VERY "warm & bloomy" sounding i.e. it is far from neutral in terms of sonics. As such, it would be easy for a LOT of players to sound "lean" compared to the 963. Sean