I owned the 308T and I thought it was a definite overachiever for the price. Oddly enough, I also used mine with the Airsine. Anyway, I upgraded to a Resolution Audio Opus 21, with GNSC mods. Where the strengths of the Cary were the bass slam and dynamics, I also felt it could be a bit edgy in the trebles or at higher volumes. Muddiness was never an issue for me. The Opus presents music in a different way. It's much more natural sounding top to bottom, but perhaps lacks some of the bass slam of the Cary. For my listening tastes; however, the Opus wins hands down. On the other hand, if you like the fundamental sound of the Cary, I would suggest looking at the 306 SACD, which is highly regarded in the $5k price range and I'm confident would be a clear step up from the 308T.
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