I never try both of model above but owned arcam player,I can tell that arcam delivered good detail and huge soundstage on my set up.my opinion for best result is try both unit which one is better for ur taste
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I purchased the CD37 about 2 months ago and all I can say is WOW!. I am re-discovering every CD that I have hearing details that I have never heard. Red Book CD's sound awesome, but SACD is absolutely incredible. I replaced a Sony XA-777ES with the Arcam. No comparison!
The rest of my system includes Thiel CS7 speakers, Musical Fidelity M-250 monoblocks, Arcam AV8 Pre-Pro and AntiCables.
Regarding the prices, availability (I don’t have now a decent player, the 3930 went back to repair) and internet reviews I narrow my choice two these to players.
I can only get a good price for MF (cheaper them the Arcam) over the Internet, and I don’t go to a street store to listen something that I do not want to buy from them. Not fair in my opinion.
Last Friday, I listened the Arcam in a store with Amp similar to mine and with different speakers. I liked, I perfectly live with it, but something was missing to make me go for it. So maybe I can get it that with MF and I don’t believe that I will be disappointed.
So if everything goes as I am expecting, I will have a MF CDP :)
I believe that the big changes in the sound were in the first 40 or 50 hours. Didn’t notice sound changes after that.
The problem was the noise, the sound was grainy and harsh, but now finally is OK. What remove the noise were the Herbie’s Audio ultrasonic tube dumpers. The noise was from the tubes and those tube dumpers made a great improvement.