You know I'm more a cdp man an yes at this point I have 3 in mind but only tried out 1 who was beautifful (the electrocompagniet).
But as I'm openminded I think I went with Alex to the first Linn pressentation....I had two words aftherwards "NOT CONVINCED"
In case the Linn doesn't work out (which it will - with the right demo), another brilliant CDP I've come across that's worth bearing in mind, is the EAR Acute 111 (with Dac): http://www.stoneaudio.co.uk/?product=ear+acute+iii+valve+cd+player+with+...
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Thank you....I usually check it, but didn't for some reason.
Which are all in stock at Francis'
There is also a nice deal on an ex-demo model, silver though
Thank's I know I can home demo that Francis Have one in stock
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I want the black one
You and Rob are a pair of jammie b@sterd$ with the kit that you have access to!
In case the Linn doesn't work out (which it will - with the right demo), another brilliant CDP I've come across that's worth bearing in mind, is the EAR Acute 111 (with Dac).
When you say: a CDP with DAC, do you mean it's a transport + DAC, or can it be used as a DAC for other sources (i.e. does it have digital inputs)? Can't find the info right away on tinternet...
That's what holds me back from the Linn-route, at the moment: if you want a DS with a digital in, you need a DSM, with integrated pre+power amp (which I won't need) . Unless I misunderstand?
now you made me courious....
I have not seen this CDP, but have huge respect for the brand, and when I came across it, threw it into the mix.... Roby's link should answer your question.
With regard to the Linn DS.....you are correct.
EAR makes one of the most musical sounding equipment around. The phonostage I have is ubnbelievable (with tubes also) so I wounldn't expect the CD player to be any worse than that!
So come and stay for a week, Francis wouldn't mind some company and he will let you ear whatever you want
Now, that is positive feedback, indeed! Added to list!
"'Ear we go", will be my New Year's resolution.
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