I auditioned one in my house in 1999, and thought it was the best of the three I tried. The other two were a Musical Fidelity (model escapes me) and the Rega Planet. I also heard the Arcam 8 but didn't bring it home to audition. I especially liked the Audio Refinement with the related integrated amp. A killer $2k combination. I didn't buy either, though, and upgraded my whole budget to go with Linn and Proceed. It is a very nice player, though; slightly sweet, with good detail and a strong separation of musical lines.
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