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Old 12-31-2007   #15
Lotus
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Default Re: Pre Amp and CD Player recommendations

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Originally Posted by clew84 View Post
I have heard it and liked it - a friend has one paired with B&W bookshelves (700 series) and a Rotel preamp. I thought it was very good - good detail, easy to listen to.

The problem with any comparison is that it is highly unlikely I will ever be able to sit down with multiple players and listen to them on the same equipment and speakers. So it's always hard for me to say how it sounded. Compared to my friend's NAD 5-disc changer he used before, it was much better and clearer. Acoustic guitars seemed to pop more, bass was better, and the midrange was not as muddy. The NAD piece was good but not as good as the Apollo.
Ask your local REGA and NAD dealers if you can overnight test their demos. Let them take your credit info and if you don't return it they can charge you. Most high end stores will do this.
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