Originally Posted by Guss2
I was able to do some comparisons of my SCD-1,Gene's 306/200 Cary,Mikes Exemplar Denon 2900 and someones Eastsound and I could easily hear the difference in sound quality between the Eastsound and the three bigboys.To me,it became a matter of preference when trying to seperate the more expensive players,but the Eastsound was not bad for the price,IMO.Gary.
It was amazing how close in quality the Cary and the Sony were. But then again, they are both amazing and top notch players. I listened to Mike's modded Denon, but I missed the shootout with the others and since the other's were using the Orpheus clone, and Mike's was using a Supra, there was no way to compare.
The Eastsound is a no-brainer in it's price category. It that price range the sound and
build quality are solid.
Originally Posted by Tachikoma
thats a bit extreme, isn't it? (the comparison) especially when you consider that you could buy 100 AV-710s for the price of a G08
You can buy 12 HD 600's for the price of 1 R-10, but is that going to give you the best possible listening experience?
It all boils down to whether or not, you want the best, or are you willing to settle for less, and be perfectly happy. As is the case with DACs, which are the meat and potatoes of any digital source. If you take the G08 and run it through the Benchmark, the you might as well take a Corvette and put 82 octane in it.