|Originally posted by TimSchirmer
Would a Linn mimik sound better than a 963A for standard 16/44 redbook cds?
No, its age alone disqualifies it from consideration. Plus, the 963A is from a large company with a wonderful reputation. Who's ever heard of Linn or its products, like the CD12 or Ikemi which haven't been significantly updated in about five or so years? And obviously I only listen to my Meridian because I prefer the lack of features and the retro styling.
Seriously, this thread has impressed me to no end. Aren't audiophiles the people who know that the shiney object isn't always the one you want to put in your mouth? Or are we just snobby in every opinion about audio equipment that we express?