Have never tried the DBA-02s, but have owned the CK10, e-Q7s and currently own the RE262.
I place the 262s ahead of the CK10 and e-Q7s by some margin. They just seem to be so bloody musical and 'right;' sounding across all the spectrum, whereas the Ortofons suffered by lack of treble and constrained soundstage and the CK10s were so treble-heavy I couldn't get on with them. Fit wise too, the 262s trump the other 2, especially the CK10s, which made mincemeat of my ears.
Hey Joker. I am wondering why you rate CK10 and DBA-02 above the e-Q7 and RE262. What makes the dual armatures superior in your opinion?
Inherently - nothing. There are plenty of dual armatures I consider inferior to the 262 or e-Q7. The Ortofons and RE262 both have a do-no-wrong type of sound which, while pleasant, never really clicked for me (I like the RE262 better than the e-Q7 personally).
Edited by Bennyboy71 - 1/12/11 at 12:54am