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Originally Posted by beaveav
Huh. At my last place of employment, I had access to hundreds of thousands of $$ worth, if not millions of $$ worth, of audio and video equipment....including CD players, DVD players, MPEG2 streamers, MPEG4 streamers, Dolby AC-3 encoders, AVRs, and more test equipment than I could count.
I used to think my "high end" CD player sounded better too. Then one day I did a blinded, level-matched comparison between it and a $40 DVD player, both playing the same CD and time-synced.
I couldn't tell them apart. My lab measuring equipment could, but the differences were totally insignificant - meaning nobody
would hear the differences.
So much for your theory, eh?
And I made the statement that I did not think it was necessary to go high end, that I was quite happy with Parasound gear. And there are many brands much more expensive. But I guess you missed that.
I have never had a high end CD player. And I forget what the Sony cost, maybe $100 (20 years ago) but at no time did I think it was much good. Or the CDs for that matter. Not until I listened to the CDs through the Denon multi-disc player. And the Denon was not all that much money either, certainly NOT high end. So at no time have I compared a high end player to something dirt cheap. And yet there was a difference in the HF. The Sony was just plain harsh, And as a result never bought many CDs. And rarely ever listened to them.
Now I find myself listening to CDs much, much more than 20 years ago.
Custom, one of a kind pair, MJC212 mains, mod PT800 center, PT800 surrounds, SUB1500s. Parasound P7, Citation 19, Parasound HCA2205A, HK AVR3600, Marantz TT, Samsung BD player, Denon DVD-A player, MacBook Pro w/ Dirac Stereo Suite.