SOS Help w/ Cayin vs. vintage Fisher system sound
I recently bought a Cayin TA-30 and have done some preliminary listening. The Cayin, particularly the in the vocals, is more focused, the background is quiter, the bass line is easier to follow(on my limited LF Spica TC-50's). The Fisher 400 sounds a little blurry in comparison. However, I am a little dissapointed/frustrated because, at least at this early stage of listening, I think the 400 may be more involving, richer, and musical with a deeper soundstage and more spatial cues. Is it me? My system? Please comment. I am looking for an involving musical experience like the 400 provides with the better focus and bass of the TA-30. I'd like to close my eyes and have the music fill the room, have the performers there with me (the Holy Grail?) Maybe tube rolling(Cayin currently has Mullards in)? I do need to keep costs DOWN. BTW, I am using a CAL Sigma II DAC, Audioquest type 4 speaker cable, and Kimber PBJ interconnects. Any advice and or opinions would be helpful. Musical preferences are acoustic, vocal, pop/rock, jazz, a little classical.