I would think it would be worthwhile for MHDT to ask one of the regulars here if they could lend them one of each for an in-depth review. How many people have bought a Havana due to this thread? How many of us would be willing to upgrade if we knew there was a significantly better sounding model, and we knew the different sonic characteristics of the different models:
|Havana 2||Stockholm 2||Atlantis||Pagoda||Steeplechase|
Well I am not that regular, but do have both the Steeplechase and the Pagoda. These two models by the way are the only ones that put out 24 bit resolution that is converted to analog. The Havana and Stockhom are 16 bit output format. So those are relegated to bluebook CD playback in my opinion. The Pagoda and Steeplechase are HD format capable (192kHz 24 bit). So I'd think that would be a worthy comparison. As I mentioned earlier, I have also a Rega DAC and a Mytek192. So I'm thinking of having a DAC shootout and my two audiophile buddies over to help discern differences and render in words. I have a fairly revealing system. Are there other qualifications for reviewing?