@ptss I don’t own one but, I’ve heard it a few times and will do so again soon; In an all Spectral system it was breathtaking for redbook CD playback. I had no idea rebook CD could sound that good.
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@mdp632. Thanks. Very interesting when another thread is asking if CD is dead. Spectral is a leading edge player, and costly,but I believe others will improve soon. Computing speed and horsepower combined with manufacturing refinements should yield great improvements in the near future. I feel Graphene creates interesting possibilities for fine electronics.
I own the Spectral SDR-4000SL, the previous model (before the SV). I have heard both at length - the two sound similar, but the main difference is that the SV provides an added dash of clarity. Regardless, you'd be happy with either model as the two share an interesting hybrid sound signature - they can make a redbook CD sound dangerously close to a respectable slab of vinyl.
I also compared it to the latest dCS stack, and bought the 4000SL. It was a demo unit on sale, just prior to the release of the SV. A great buy, and it provided great new value to my 2000+ CD collection.