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I had the fortune to live with the Aurum Acoustics CDP for almost a year. It uses the Anagram Quantum DAC. I have never heard anything that comes that close to the real live event. The closest that I heard before was the top EAD processor, may they rest in peace...
My wife is a world-class mezzosoprano, and I record her direct to CD at her events, and most players leave these simple 2-mic recordings in shambles.
The CDP's secret, besides Derrick Moss' fanaticism for refinement, is that it is also a state-of-the-art preamp. No wires in the way, perfect control of all the dangers of mix'n'match audio.
Access to all the reviews on it, every one stellar, is at www.aurumacoustics.com