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Also depends on what type of music you listen to. Im a Classic Rock guy primarily and unfortunately much of the genre isnt recorded all that great. If everything sounded as good as the production on Dire Straits material for example there wouldnt be an issue. Because this isnt the case the Luxman will make those harsh sounding discs much more enjoyable. The Esoteric (I have a K-01X) will reveal every single flaw in the recording. I'm springing for the D-08U in the near term
The luxman D -06u is brilliant, it's a simple beast, but it ticks all the boxes for me. My dealer tells me that luxman are discontinuing all but the D-380 players, no word on what's next from them. I imagine it's a sign of the times, with streaming in its infancy and all.
By the way, I steam with Tidal, but every cd on the luxman (Incl the D-380, which I auditioned) has more life, greater sound stage and greater air (same nad m12 dac for both)..... I've no experience with the Esoteric, not a common brand in New Zealand.