I have used CJ and Levinson extensively. They both have a similar presentation and in my opinion work well together. All my combinations use the Levinson 37 transport. First I used a CJ Premier 11a, CJ Premier 14 and ML 36s. When I got the upgrade bug I borrowed a ML 380 and compared it to the CJ Premier 14 in my house. The ML 380 had better bass definition. The CJ Premier 14 presented more detail, wider and deeper sound stage. Currently I use a Cary 805C amp, CJ Premier 16 pre-amp, CJ Premier 15-II phono pre-amp, ML 360S DAC and ML 37 transport.
Levinson source with CJ amps experience
At one point in my life the best sounding system I owned was CJ from start to finish with the speakers being Wilson. I recently had an all Harmon Speciality system (ML380,39,Proceed AMP 5,Revel Salons) sound better once I changed out the Pass 600s for the AMP 5. It appears that these companies tweak their products to form quite a synergy. I have bought some CJ 8's and wanted to know has anyone had any experience with these amps and an Levinson front end. I plan on keeping the Salons unless they don't match well. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated. I don't have any dealers in my area to compare which brings me to this forum.
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