Any budget marantz amp or CD player. My motive 2's, although not cheap i was willing to spend more if required but they stood out on that demo day.
I'd agree wholeheartedly. I think Denon and Marantz products are very hard to beat in terms of value for money/performance per pound.
Rega RP3/White Belt/Elys2 - Pioneer A-30 - Dali Zensor 3. (+ Denon DCD720AE for CDs)
Pioneer PL12D II - Sansui AU2200 - Wharfedale Diamond 9.1 (+ Philips CD840 for CDs)
CEC CD3800 and AMP3800
Observe the signature in its natural habitat.
Onkyo's network amps, esp the TX8050 and the stunning TX-NR818. Comfortably blew the notion that "AV amps don't do music" out the water and into next week.
Do you think the TX-NR818 is also good VFM when used as dac in combination with a cd player?
No CD players?
Mmmmm... If pushed I'd say the Marantz CD6004 and Denon DCD720AE. Above that the law of diminishing returns cuts in very quickly with CD players IMO.
Interesting statement with which i have to agree according to my latest experience with cd players.
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