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post #2041 of 2043
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Originally Posted by estreeter View Post
 

 

I imagine you've read John Atkinson's very favourable review in Stereophile, where he described the 11S1's DAC capabilities in laudatory terms - if my Marantz dealer had that model at anything even vaguely close to the US sticker I would have bought it, but the best I could manage was the SA-14S1, and you can read my thoughts here:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/737337/heavy-duty-marantz-sa-14s1

 

I would also like to hear the 11S1, but I'd be even more interested in hearing the KI Pearl SACD player. It never ends  ;)

 

That’s right, his and a few others :smile:. When you say that if the price have been lower you had bought it. I interpret it like you have compeered them. In your opinion what kind of sound (pros and cons) does the NA-11S1/14S1 have and how is it compeered to your Hugo that you like pretty much, if I don’t remember wrong?

 

post #2042 of 2043
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I think more, high quality recordings are ultimately more important. DACs have come a long way these days. However, the more we compare them, the more sensitive we become to the subtleties, to the point that we end up having to upgrade to avoid the small flaws. We are our own worst enemy. 

 

It’s one way to look at it. Another is that that the majority of today’s digital players has to be fed much “better recordings” to sound as tonally “accurate” and musical as a respectable vinyl player from the 80s.

post #2043 of 2043
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Originally Posted by Articnoise View Post
 
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Originally Posted by Currawong View Post
 

I think more, high quality recordings are ultimately more important. DACs have come a long way these days. However, the more we compare them, the more sensitive we become to the subtleties, to the point that we end up having to upgrade to avoid the small flaws. We are our own worst enemy. 

 

It’s one way to look at it. Another is that that the majority of today’s digital players has to be fed much “better recordings” to sound as tonally “accurate” and musical as a respectable vinyl player from the 80s.

 

I wont disagree, from some of my experiences ... just stop there though, as I really don't want a vinyl rig. I don't have anywhere to put the records. ;)

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