Re: Absolute best source?
I've never heard the 808, owning Meridian, I hope to one day jump up to the 800 though and agree it is one of the best made.
I've heard the CD 12, it was pretty impressive. I for one never liked the DCS gear, to digital for me.
I am still holding fast that the EMM labs and possibly the Nagra are some of the best sources out there as well.
Ken Taraszka, MD