Playback Design with Link Reference BNC Cable WOW
I consider myself a person who enjoys digital but likes analog even more. This is true even though I own the Playback Designs MPS-5 which I think is better than any other digital player I have heard including Emmlabs....
Recently I heard the Playback Designs MPS-5 with the special BNC cable that between the player and the Dartzeel Preamplifer. Holy Cow!
If you own this cd player or are thinking of getting it, you really must consider getting the dartzeel preamp and running this special bnc cable between the preamp and the cd player.
Although the sound was already excellent without it, the sound with the cable in question brought it literally on par with most vinyl setups. It added more body, better tone, richer bass, and basically removed any hint of digital badness.
I tested the player with the cable using both audiophile sacds and good ol' fashion rock and roll. In all instances, the improvement was immediate. Whether you like Miles Davis or John Coltrane or Herbie Hancock or Radiohead or Allman Brothers or Arcade Fire, it just sounded so special!!!
There is a lot of excellent equipment out there. This is expensive stuff!
Just saying that if you think you heard the playback designs and did not hear in a system with the special bnc cable, you have not truly heard this extraordinary unit optimized at its full glory.