Music Hall CD 25.2 or Eastsound E5???
Mar 22, 2006 at 11:15 PM Post #2 of 9

RogerWilco

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Originally Posted by upangel180
Both of these players seem to have reputations of being the "best bang for the buck" CDP in my price range. But which of the two is better???



The eastsound e-5--
 
Mar 23, 2006 at 4:05 AM Post #5 of 9

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I fourth it! Hur hur.
 
Mar 23, 2006 at 4:16 AM Post #6 of 9

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i read a lot of praise on the e5(headfi) but have not heard either.
 
Mar 23, 2006 at 3:58 PM Post #7 of 9

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A knowledgeable friend has indicated to me that the E5 is better. I have never compared the E5 and 25.2, but can attest that the 25.2 is a very good player (I owned one)--and it can be had for about $200 less than an E5. Additionally, the 25.2 comes with conventional warranty/repair support.
 
Mar 24, 2006 at 1:29 AM Post #9 of 9

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I own both, without a doubt stock Eastland E5 is better than stock CD25.2 but.......

You can more easily and cheaply upgrade MH CD25.2 since it comes with newest Phillips laser transport and 24/192 Dac section, for a few hundred more in mods you can really boost the sound performance tremendously......see pix below system 1,2
 

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