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Fidelity vs. Musicality...........Is there a tug of War?
"You’re perfect representation of what Absolute Sound review, I quoted, was talking about. You have great future on this forum"The Absolute Sound (TAS) reviewer was cited because he finds the Benchmark amplifier excellent for ’his’ taste as some p... 
Fidelity vs. Musicality...........Is there a tug of War?
Hi @frogman,  +1 As usual. I hope that you're still actively playing/performing these days. Charles  
Fidelity vs. Musicality...........Is there a tug of War?
"When you go to a live, unamplified performance, of a small jazz group, or even a symphony orchestra, do you sit there and say to yourself ... "Oh my God! ... listen to that detail?" Music first. Fidelity second."Frank (@oregonpapa),There are some... 
New Transport? / Streamer? / CD Player?
"My forecast rests on a very solid footing"And maybe an accurate forecast, but just a forcast nonetheless. No one knows if digital streaming is going to be the superior source/delivery of audio sound quality 10 years down the road. We will simply ... 
New Transport? / Streamer? / CD Player?
@musichead @mahler123, In my opinion made a very good suggestion for you. The Melco N-100/E100, combo streamer/server/HD storage/CD ripper/transport. All this for 3000.00 USD. Seems like a very reasonable solution with flexibility and streaming co... 
New Transport? / Streamer? / CD Player?
@ghdprentice,  "But if you look towards the future you are likely to have a higher performance system in ten years from now if you go Streamer / DAC vs CD player."I appreciate your comments but that is simply conjecture and nothing more (Or less).... 
New Transport? / Streamer? / CD Player?
CD transports versus digital servers/streamers has been debated endlessly. At the end of the day both sides have their faithful advocates because either can provide much satisfaction if done right. This rivals box speaker versus panel speaker or t... 
New Transport? / Streamer? / CD Player?
@fuzztone,you are the first Pro-Ject CD BOX RS2 owner I have come across who has not clearly heard an improvement with a linear power supply in place of the stock wall wart SMPS. That’s an interesting take. I have read and been told that indeed th... 
New Transport? / Streamer? / CD Player?
@musichead, You have what is considered to be a very good sounding DAC paired with a solid performing CD transport. I believe that moving from the competent Cambridge Audio transport up to  the very highly regarded Pro-Ject CD BOX RS2 wound result... 
Upgrade my CD player or futile effort?
@baylinor,Congratulations and I’m glad your early listening impressions are so favorable. I do believe that you are in store for further sound quality improvement with additional burn-in time. You have a good quality DAC and it will undoubtedly el... 
Capacitor
@grannyring, Although your comments are addressed to @jasbirnandra I’m sure others viewing this are obtaining valuable insight. Not that yours (Or anyone’s) opinion is absolute but certainly it provides some general distinctions between the variou... 
Capacitor
@sns, Agree! That big Canary amplifier is expensive, highly regarded  and I'm sure sounds divine.  If 400.00 dollars worth of quality capacitors pushes it further then that's quite the bargain/value proposition. Improving what is already very good... 
Cary Audio SLP-05 or Conrad Johnson ET7 S2
@avanti1960,I was not aware the Cary SLP-05  has that degree of gain range flexibility.  This allows it to be compatible with practically any power amplifier. I wonder why this feature is not available with more preamplifiers. Total audio system g... 
Capacitor
@jasbirnandra Good to read that you have a successful outcome.Charles  
shielded vs unshielded pros and cons?
@rfnolse, Comparing both types of interconnect cables directly in your own system is the idea circumstance if at all possible. As @grannyring pointed out there are multiple variables that could make one the better option over the other. For my aud...