I agree with your sentiments, but in this instance, owning one and having compared it against heavyweights such as Wadia, Audio Research, Krell and Sugden, I think all their work has actually paid off.
to be honest, I'd probably just put a disc in and stare at it spinning, totally forgetting to listen to the actual bloody music if I had one
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Sorry major but this as absolute rubbish.
I know its rubbish lol, and I said so in the post. In fact the whole point of my post was to debunk the ridiculous idea, which someone posted several pages earlier. My post seems to have confused a few people, just must have been the way I wrote it, but it's too late to edit it now.
Oops. Yes so you did. That'll teach me to pay more attention and read posts properly before I reply.
PC > AVI Neutron Five 2.1
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lol no worries mate, must be partly my fault as you are the second person who misread it.
But just to clarify, this is the post which raised my eyebrows (page 2):
Fair enough it's his opinion, but it's an incorrect one, and I just felt that even several pages later it needed debunking in case someone ends up believing it.
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I can bs on their marketing blurb - "Principally, there is no difference between a record player and a CD player. Both playback systems consist of: a motor, a pick-up and a tone arm. Phenomena such as tone arm resonance found in analog turntables - are just as problematic in typical CD players."
Erm yes, cd players have a tone arm don't they, not a laser
Take your point, but you have to hear one to know how good it is.
Definitely Even after more than 10 years of ownership I have heard nothing else that comes close to the EMC1up including some of the Hi res formats
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