Re: Absolute best source?
Linn CD12 by a good margin is the best I have heard. Even compared to the best 2-box designs. Currently, The Meridian 808 is the best piece I have come across since the Linn CD12 and for the under $5000 category it has to be the Cary 303/300. Swap a few tubes in the Cary and experiment and with that selectable upsampling it is a tweakers dream. Haven't heard better yet under $5000 than the Cary. This is all for redbook of course. Best SACD source out there? Anyone?