Re: Absolute best source?
I use the G98, the newer version of the 598 and it is an amazing machine, especially ran through Meridian's proprietary digital feed to my 861v4.
I always drooled over the CD12, single, small box that could do so much so well.... I heard the Nagra @ HE2007 and it sounded incredible, drawer was noisy but I suspect that was a problem with the show sample. For SACD I love the EMM Labs gear, does great on redbook as well....
I suppose at this level, all are good, it's just what sound you like best. Now, how to put them all together for an extensive A-B.....
Ken Taraszka, MD