Originally Posted by goodvibes
I have and it's meh at best next to a really good turntable setup as well though finding a really good table setup is even more difficult. Would I take said CD player over a squeezebox touch doing HiDef? In a NY minute LOL but when you're comparing to a $30k CD player perhaps you need a 20K turntable setup or streamer. Perhaps you haven't heard a comparable HiRes or analog setup. I am extremely familiar with $20-30k CD players, Nagra professional recorders, both analog and digital and computer audio/mixing with things like Weiss interfaces etc. I don't like computers as source and feel there's better solutions in (dedicated) streaming but they're great tools.
I'm not familiar with professional equipment, only with consumer products so I will accept that I need to expand my listening scope to include more HiDef material and playback equipment (pro stuff?) since it seems there may be more quality there than what I have heard to date. Questions is also whether I can find the material I like! Not easy to live on the edge, so costly and takes so much time especially if this is only a hobby!
I agree that vinyl has come a long way having used in the '80s the LP12, Ittok, Supex (Apart from cartridge changes, I'm still using it today after 30 years!). It's mid-fi now but the satisfaction the Linn set gave me then is difficult to repeat now! The Tera Player reminds me of that, the discovery of a device that sounds so good, a device you can't stop listening to, rediscovering my collection of music, hearing detail that I didn't notice before. Just like the Linn was back then. The TP isn't cheap but if it lasts as long... ?!
An architect noticed the TP the other day and said "woah, how retro, like from the war". Built like a Sherman tank I said.
Edited by flkin - 12/5/12 at 8:54pm