The phono preamp sounds better in the Rogue than the McIntosh. There is no doubt. Incredible detail. The CD player does not sound as good through the McIntosh. McIntosh has way better midrange. Tuner seems to sound better in the Rogue. Difference with the Mcintosh and Rogue is I was using balanced inputs for the CD player on the McIntosh and the Rogue has only RCA. With the CD Player and the McIntosh sounding better, mean the McIntosh is way better preamp with a crappy phono stage or changing back to RCA from balanced with CD player change the sound?
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