PartsConnexction. I think that the way to compare is their approach on what to mod inside and with what parts.
$4000 on mods! What are you talking about? Most of the mod packages are in the $500 range and you can buy brand new, already with mod package, CD25's for under $1000. I don't know of anyone who even offers a mod package over $1000.
I think the review at Audiophile Edition would refute this. Reading from their review with a direct comparison between a UNMODIFIED CD25 and Rega Planet 2000 its fairly obvious they prefered the CD25.
Sorry didnt mean to mislead you. I havent heard the Sound Odyssey Music Hall. Sometime back I was looking for a modified Music Hall and and studied and talked to some of the modders. I was really impressed with the work being done by the Sound Odyssey folks. Go to their site and check it out. Their mods seem more comprehensive and most promising. I ended up going another route and buying a transport and DAC.