Which is better old top 16 or newer medium 850?

I cannot afford new 861, so I'm on second hand market for Wadia.
Wadia 16-teen was predecessor of 860 with digital in/out, but 850 is newer one without digital in/out in the middle line of Wadia integrated CD Players.
But what really matters for me is sound quality.
Does someone have any experience with this two player.
I would appreciate any insights.

Showing 1 response by jfrech

Several years ago I bought a 850. My dealer had a 16 on the floor at a better price. I bought the 850. Same story pretty much as Ivanj.

However, you might check with Great Northern Sound, they do a lot of mods on the Wadia gear and he may have a different opinion...you might be better off with the 16 modded????