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Sennheiser HD 650 & 800 also Stax 009 & 404 Signature...What source is best

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Currently I have the Schiit Lyr and Bifrost driving the Sennheisers and the Stax 006tII driving the 404Signature and the 009..

I have my custom built server with SotM USB interface and all SSD wth SOtM noise filters and an fanless power supply... External disc is Lacie and have ripped over 1000cds..

I am thinking about gettting a cd player/ source for the system.. what will yuor recommendation be pls?

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I own a Meridian 507 paired with Stax 006t and 404 Signature.

 

I matched this Stax system with Musical Fidelity Trivista and an Acchuphase entry-level CD player, but the sound was too analytical in the first case and too relaxed with the second.

 

Meridian plays a quick and natural sound which makes it going hand in hand with my Stax system.

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I have and like very much the PS Audio PWD and the NAD M51.  I also still like the Electrocompaniet ECD-1 and wish I never sold it.  All would work well in that system imo.

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Out of the digital sources I've auditioned recently the Resolution Cantana was my pick. I was underwhelmed by the Perfect Wave gear when I had it for a few weeks but it was by no means (at all) bad. Still an upgrade from my Cambridge 851C (which I still like very much as well). 

 

I'd recommend a tube CD player (which I like as well), but I think you'd find it too laid back. The Cantana is the perfect middle ground of the 2 extremes (IMO).

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Speaking of your Cambridge 851C, I'm using it as a source, driving my HD800's with the companion 851A amp as I write this. Nice- to my ears!
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