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Choosing my next source (CDP) for the SR-009

post #1 of 4
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Hey guys,

 

I am going to buy a new CDP for my SR-009 and SRM-727 headphone system.

Currently deciding between the Esoteric X-01D2 and K-03, I have no intention of adding a master clock yet.

Considering the CP, sonority and playability (usb dac etc.), which one would you guys prefer?

 

I am a fan of the Esoteric sound because of its pitch-black background, rich sound-space and its neutrality.

Thus I probably will not be looking at other sources yet... I live in Japan so these CDPs will be easy to buy for me.

 

I hope these two CDPs won't be creating a hassel for my SR-009 system.

The CDP I am currently using is the Denon 2010AE. Also a SACD player, I feel that it doesn't live up to the great sound quality of the SR-009 and is dragging the performance of my system and possibility of the SR-009 back.

 

Thx for your opinions!


Edited by ChiAki - 4/7/13 at 5:24pm
post #2 of 4

I haven't heard either the X-01D2 or K-03, but if it was me I'd go for the K-03 simply because it's got DAC.

Also seeing how IMO the SR-009 reproducers whatever the sources sound is, the K-03 should be more than enough.

If the K-03 is anything like my source, it'll improve any headphone / amp.

 

P.S. My source is SACD / DAC and I now mostly use DAC, in fact I haven't played a CD for over two weeks.

post #3 of 4

Whereabouts in Japan are you?

 

I'd second the K-03 suggestion for having the DAC. 

post #4 of 4
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Originally Posted by Currawong View Post

Whereabouts in Japan are you?

 

I'd second the K-03 suggestion for having the DAC. 

I'm a student of Waseda University in Tokyo.

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