Has anyone seen and/or heard the new Audio Research CD player? For what it's worth...if your go to their site and read what they have to say about their new CD3...and read between the lines a bit...you'll have an idea where they stand on SACD and DVD-A.
The CD2 was a super sounding unit, so it would be nice to have input from anyone that has heard this new CD3.
I heard it at a dealer demo,thought itsounded pretty good BUT I thought the internal top loading section was rather shabby i.e. you can see about a half a dozen philips heads screws scattered all around the laser pickup.Plus inserting and picking up the cd was ackward.
MY INITIAL EXPOSURE TO THE NEW ARC CD3 WAS FLAWED IN THAT THE UNIT I SAW WAS ONE OF THE FIRST .WHICH ACCOUNTS FOR, AS I SAID ON MY POST A "SHABBY INTERIOR LOADIND SECTION".I'VE SINCE SEEN AND AUDITIONE DFOR A SECOND TIME THE CD3 AND TOOK THE $ PLUNGE AND BOUGHT ONE.SOUNDS GREAT!