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Old 08-02-2007   #1
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What doi you think is the absolute best CD player made right now?

My list has a few;

EMM Labs CDSD se/DAC6e se (CD/ MC SACD)
Reimyo CDP777 (CD only)
Nagra CDP (CD only)
Audio Aero Capitole (CD only)
Meridian 808
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The meridian is bad ass - no question about that.

My pick has been disconintued - The Linn CD12. I heard that at Southard's place and it BLEW MY MIND. I would MUCH rather have one of those than an LP12 (that's because I sold my vinyl to my friend at Linn!!!)
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I forgot the CD-12, a true icon of audio.

I would love to be able to sit down, anywhere, and compare all these players.
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Jerry and kennyt,

Yes, I `ve always wanted to hear the Linn CD12. Everybody, I mean every high end mag raved about this player being the one all others should be judged, despite I believe if memory serves, $20, 000 price tag.

But, after I read the review in avrev.com about the Meridian, I believe 598, I also wanted to hear that player too.
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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.....
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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.....
Now you are talking Dr. Ken, that we be the ultimate for me. All these players, in one room for us to demo. We need to get that one done. I`m not familiar with the EMM Labs gear. And unfortunately, never had an opportunity to hear the Nagra gear. I missed it at HE2007.

Jerry, are you listening - to get all this gear together in one place............
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