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Old 01-30-2012, 11:35 PM
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iwas at last ces show 2 weeks ago and listened specificlly to -- stahl-tek, dcs scarletti, the soulution 745(they only had the 540 playing), the new esoteric p-02/d02,& neodio.
the dcs scarletti had the most life and vividenss. the stahl-tek was the most annalog- like.
the new esoteric had more resolution compred to the stack i'm using, but was also "drier'" in its presentation. the540 was incredibly detailed and refined. i can only imagine just how good the 745 would be....
so which one did i pick to replace my esotericp-01/d/01? none yet, but tbc....:-))
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Do you really think the PO2/DO2 can outperform your PO1/DO1? MOst dealers think not and that the PO1, though old still betters the new cheaper models. I have heard the Stahl teck and whilst nice, found nothing special about it. Soulution's 745 is fantastic but oh so expensive! YOu should check out the Zanden Cd stack (separates). They really sound analogue and make the stahl teck sound very digital I have ABed them directly on several occassions and the difference is marked.

Meanwhile my 808.3 remains my player of choice

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Old 01-31-2012, 10:25 AM
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howie,
no, not at all. i only found the p-02/d-02 slighlty more resolving then my current stack of p-01/d-01vu, but not enough to sway me away from it.
the stahl-tek is very nice, imho, but will not play sacd which i have invested in quite heavily.
i don't believe that the zanden plays sacd either. but it is very nice sounding, no doubt.
the soulution or the dcs are currently my top picks for a possible replacement of my p-01/d-01 vu stack....
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howie,
no, not at all. i only found the p-02/d-02 slighlty more resolving then my current stack of p-01/d-01vu, but not enough to sway me away from it.
the stahl-tek is very nice, imho, but will not play sacd which i have invested in quite heavily.
i don't believe that the zanden plays sacd either. but it is very nice sounding, no doubt.
the soulution or the dcs are currently my top picks for a possible replacement of my p-01/d-01 vu stack....

Hi ozy,

Have you had any listen on the CH Precision C1 & D1?
Understand from my local dealer that a few owners of the full DCS Scad 4 tiers system sworn by the CH combo and have since traded in their full DCS.

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Old 01-31-2012, 03:08 PM
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i heard this particular combo at the ces, but honestly ,didn't spend as much time exploring it as i should have.... mmmm......
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I would say the EMM LABS XDS1 SACD player is a nice contender.
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george, i agree- it is a very well sounding unit! just addedd it to my list.......thank you.
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Old 01-31-2012, 09:36 PM
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Give a listening to the Burmester 069 with PSU Reference Line. I compared side by side it with the 4 stacks dcs scarlatti and I prefer the German player.
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grazie rocco- the burester gear always wooed me, but it doesn't appear to have a usa distribution any longer?(please correct me if i'm mistaken on this?) so not too sure how and where to get an audition. i'm sure it is sensational.

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grazie rocco- the burester gear always wooed me, but it doesn't apear to have a usa distribution any longer?(please correct me if i'm mistaken on this?) so not too sure how and where to get an audition. i'm sure it is sensational.
Ooops Ozy!?
Ivan has just become Burmester dealer!
So I guess distribution in the US won't be a problem...
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But this was an Esoteric-DCS thread if I recall well
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