CMA800R ≈ GSX MK2
Mrspeakers setup up of aurlic Vega + cavalli liquid glass was something else. Far superior than gsx or Questyle. Far superior details and soundstaging. You could hear like a bungee level of detail pare off and become distinct. It was a very shocking moment for me to hear this much improvement from HD800. To me it made normal recordings sound binaural in the way the new details were imaged.
Oh yeah that setup was a large step up from SR-009 and BHSE to me. The 009 sounded closer to the HD800 with gsx than it from HD800 with cavalli liquid glass.
Also not sure if it's the DAc amp combo, but I got to try my Questyle with the Vega dac and to me there was not as much a difference so I think it was the amp.