Originally Posted by ECS01
No problem, I'm using a Simaudio Supernova CD player right now for CD duty.
The downside of that is that it's a fairly expensive single-function box. And don't get me wrong, I'm not saying that the 09FD and the Oppo aren't good - they definitely are. In fact, for the money and with all the other formats they handle, they are probably the better overall deal.. However, for strictly CD use (IMHO and in my system), the Simaudio unit still clearly sounds better.
I did a brief, similar comparison between my 09 and McIntosh MCD301 SACD player a while back. I preferred the 301 overall, it captured more detail and was livelier, but on some of the material it was pretty close. I believe in dedicated functions when possible.
VPI, Grado, SME, Pioneer Elite, Magnum Dynalab, Oppo, DVDO, McIntosh, JJ, Mirage, Kimber, Transparent, MIT, Pangea, Wireworld, Shunyata, PS Audio, Furman, Sanus