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post #31 of 281
Jeebus - what an impressive list! Good to see the hi-end is not lost on headfiers. Cannot wait for the hiend forum to come up, will really bring my interest back.
post #32 of 281
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Originally Posted by tourmaline View Post
This is ofcourse not true, there is only the amount of information on a record that was used on the master! What vinyl does have as an advantage is the second harmonics beyond the 22,5khz, wich is the absolute max. for cdplayers. in theory, the second harmonics goes twice as high as the first harmonic, so 1 20khz signal, if on the master can go to 40khz. As cd is cut off at 22,5 or 21,5khz, that harmonic is cut off. On a recordplayer that harmonic can freely flow, this is why most people say that the highs are still better for vinyl then for cd. But, there is also a limitation on most speakers, not alot kan go as high as 40-45khz...
You are right of course, but I think what chesebert was referring to was more in line with the sampling vs. continuous wave argument that gets thrown around a lot.
post #33 of 281
anyway..that sampling vs continuous wave is just an academic exercise.

but the most important thing when it comes getting better digital playback is actually the simplest thing...add more bits and sample faster...which is really really easy to do these days.....but ppl are married to the 30yr old technology and refuse to change.

24/96 or SACD will beat the crap out of your regular RBCD when it counts...if you can't hear a difference that's because either your equipment isn't optimal or the recording itself does not require those extreme resolutions and samplings...... take some recording of some really nice violin, going from 16/44 to 24/96 makes a HUGE difference all else being equal (its pretty obvious for those live-recordings)

so with that I think to be truly hi-end, all RBCD player should be eliminated from this list.
post #34 of 281
Ah...so then, back to "where is the analogue section?!"
post #35 of 281
Is having a good CD player more critical than having a good amp ? Incidently, my next upgrade would be my CD player.
post #36 of 281
like people say, junk signal in junk signal out. An amp may make it a bit more bearable but its still a slightly better junk signal. Need a good source and a good amp to round it out. For me my source was better than my previous amp but now my amp is better than my source so may have to save up for a better one now. So far I've gotten Cary, Accuphase DP-500, and Opus 21 as suggestions within my price range, which one is better I have no stinking clue
post #37 of 281

Computer Audio is Too Easy

I have a Nottingham Analogue Hyper Space with 12" arm and Grado "The Reference" cartridge driving an Aesthetix preamp. This is a high end audio front end -- lower middle high end these days, but still high end.

But I am so lazy that all I listen to after work is a MacBook with 250GB Firewire external hard drive playing ripped CD audio into a Wavelength Audio Cosecant, a Copland DRC-205 digital room correction box and an ARC LS 17 line stage. I must say that this also is high end, different as it is from the vinyl rig. And it is so easy to use and so satisfying that I never play vinyl any more.

Regards, James
post #38 of 281
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Originally Posted by Uncle Erik View Post
I would include analog.

I chose not to spend a huge amount on a digital source. This is because chips and processors seem to make a quantum leap every 2-3 years. Manufacturers seem to come out with a new flagship about that often, as well. In my opinion, it's not worth buying current top players. To stay on top, you have to replace them every few years and take a large hit on resale.

That's why I picked up the SA8001 (still Stereophile Class A) which retails about $1,000 and went with the Orbe/SME IV/Yph on analog, which retails around $12,000. I'll still be using the Orbe in five years, but I'll go through two or three more $1,000-level CD players in that time. To me, it makes more sense to put money into the components where technology changes slower.
Having felt like I've single handedly added a new wing or two to the Esoteric division at TEAC chasing after upgrades, mid-level units etc, there is definitely something to this observation.
post #39 of 281
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List down to the latest updates.
My approx. 6000USD Townshend didn't make the cut?
post #40 of 281
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Sorry, I forgot to put that one in earlier.
post #41 of 281
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Sorry, I forgot to put that one in earlier.
No worries!
post #42 of 281
Did Purk get mentioned?
Sony SCD-1 (RAM modified)
Cary 306 SACD
Exemplar 2900
Sony SCD-777ES modified by both Kern and Modwright with tube output and tube PSU.
post #43 of 281
So when is the vinyl system thread going to get going?
post #44 of 281
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Originally Posted by tom hankins View Post
Did Purk get mentioned?
Sony SCD-1 (RAM modified)
Cary 306 SACD
Exemplar 2900
Sony SCD-777ES modified by both Kern and Modwright with tube output and tube PSU.
I forgot the Modwright Pioneer(tubed) Purk has too.
post #45 of 281
I was wondering how come some people have multiple high end sources costing thousands of dollars? Read some have at least 2 or 3 high end sources. What is the reason? Flavour...or collecting high end sources, experimenting with sources?

I mean, most on head-fi would be very happy with one high end source.

Just wondering.....
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