|Originally posted by bfrketi3
I've boticed that you don't care about stereo information (sounstage & imaging) from these two components so it's up to you do you like more details or warmer sound,
but I would suggest you buy Marantz because there's a saying of a tube lovers which don't care about details so much: that what needs to be heard let it be heard nice.
Coughs at a concert and violinist breathing are not part of the music and I don't know what is so fascinating about it
I've owned the CD6000 OSE, and can tell you that it is a very detailed sounding CDP. It's not at all warm sounding-in fact it's rather dry, and analytical with a slightly exaggerated treble. But thats not a problem if you match it with a tube amp, since it will take some of the edge off the highs. Though your correct that the soundstage is a bit narrow, and it could be a little faster, but what do you want for 250 bucks?