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#165624 - 04/17/07 01:11 PM Re: Auditioned CD Player in my HT last night [Re: KlipschGuy]
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Registered: 03/23/07
Posts: 79
Loc: Waterloo, On
Hey Jakeman, thats a really nice unit you have there(Rotel), I liked the looks of that but they wanted a G note plus tax and no audition...end of that story.
Because of past mistakes I will never buy any audio gear without a home audition again, its just not the same as hearing potential new gear in your system in your room. If dealers believe in their products and you have room on your credit card, they should be more than happy to lend you a demo. My local Cambridge Audio and Rotel dealers lost a sale because of this idiotic policy.
Rant over

Chris
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#165625 - 04/17/07 01:15 PM Re: Auditioned CD Player in my HT last night [Re: KlipschGuy]
jakeman Offline
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Registered: 10/03/05
Posts: 852
Loc: Toronto
I agree with you on the importance of power supplies. Even in Cd players a beefer, noise free transformer makes for a better sound. Great deal on that NAD. I'm with you no home audition...no sale.
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#165626 - 04/17/07 01:38 PM Re: Auditioned CD Player in my HT last night [Re: KlipschGuy]
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If you think that NAD is nice, you need to try the AH! Bljoe Joeb. err. I mean Njoe Tjoeb.
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#165627 - 04/17/07 01:57 PM Re: Auditioned CD Player in my HT last night [Re: pmbuko]
alan Offline
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Registered: 01/29/02
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pmbuko,

LOL!

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#165628 - 04/17/07 04:28 PM Re: Auditioned CD Player in my HT last night [Re: pmbuko]
KlipschGuy Offline
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Registered: 03/23/07
Posts: 79
Loc: Waterloo, On
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If you think that NAD is nice, you need to try the AH! Bljoe Joeb. err. I mean Njoe Tjoeb.




What is something like that worth? Looks pricey anyway.

Chris
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#165629 - 04/17/07 04:32 PM Re: Auditioned CD Player in my HT last night [Re: jakeman]
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Registered: 10/16/06
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Loc: Ottawa, Ontario
I used to listen to my CDs in my 15 year old Yammaha carousel player. Then I got a Cambridge Audio Azur 540D DVD player and played my CDs via the DVD player but digital out to my preamp. The sound is night and day, that's because my preamp, the Anthem AVM 20 has really good AKM dacs. I listen to all my CDs on my Preamp

I'm sure high end dedicated CD units probably sound better, but given that 80% of my music listening is lossless encoded FLACs or APEs, that setup is good enough for the times I actually do listen to a CD.
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#165630 - 04/17/07 04:38 PM Re: Auditioned CD Player in my HT last night [Re: pmbuko]
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Registered: 05/16/02
Posts: 1122
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Quote:

If you think that NAD is nice, you need to try the AH! Bljoe Joeb. err. I mean Njoe Tjoeb.




Wow! If I could get a CD player that would do that as well.....
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#165631 - 04/17/07 04:40 PM Re: Auditioned CD Player in my HT last night [Re: Riker]
michael_d Offline
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Registered: 07/23/04
Posts: 3885
Loc: Up yonder
I just saw this.... http://pioneer.jp/dvdld/player/dv_600av/

for those riding down the HDMI trail, this unit has promise. it's the first SACD player that will pass true DSD via HDMI. In other words, you should get (in theory) the same quality bit rate via hdmi as you do with the multi channel analoge. You'll need an audio processor with HDMI 1.2a though.

Michael needs to buy one and report back.
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#165632 - 04/17/07 04:40 PM Re: Auditioned CD Player in my HT last night [Re: real80sman]
KlipschGuy Offline
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Registered: 03/23/07
Posts: 79
Loc: Waterloo, On
Quote:

Quote:

If you think that NAD is nice, you need to try the AH! Bljoe Joeb. err. I mean Njoe Tjoeb.



LMAO, too funny Shawn
Wow! If I could get a CD player that would do that as well.....



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#165633 - 04/17/07 04:45 PM Re: Auditioned CD Player in my HT last night [Re: real80sman]
real80sman Offline
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Registered: 05/16/02
Posts: 1122
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Well I would like to thank Chris (KlipschGuy) for the audition today. He was gracious enough to have me over so I could listen to his Emo setup with the new 80's. I'll have a report shortly....

And yes, big difference with the NAD player. When he A/B'd them, the vocals through the Oppo sounded a little more forward and shallow. Through the NAD, the soundstage and vocals seemed to have much more depth.
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