Originally Posted by HiWire /img/forum/go_quote.gif Hi-Fi+ gave this player a very positive review in the current issue. Any Head-Fier impressions yet?
I listened to a linn lineup including the majik today for awhile comparing with 3 floor speakers. I also tried the naim lineup from low to mid level. I found the naim's higher end preamp/amp/cd player(really cool loading system) to sound better overall with the speakers I tried. b&W803/804, dynaudio focus 220, and linn ninka.
the linn system seemed to have very good separation, detail and soundstage but I felt it was a bit cold and analytical compared to the naim which were musical and warm and more fun to listen to.
Thanks, Spooky. I remember reading about Naim's "chunkier" sound in possibly the same review... they did a comparison against some other high-end CD players. I'll look forward to auditioning one in the near future.