Originally Posted by gostan
Barry, very well stated. I am sure that Cary is trying hard, but many of us have jumped off of the Cary Cinema 11/11A due to Cary's past history of "trying hard, but not getting it done" customer relations. In my book, everybody deserves a second chance, but third and fourth chances are not acceptable and certainly not for the new $4000 msrp price of admission.
I'm glad to see that your disdain toward Cary has not waned since you jumped on the Anthem D2 Bandwagon! Your dissatisfaction has been duly noted. Now if you don't mind, it would be nice to keep this new thread on the topic of the Cary Cinema 11a. While it's nice to hear from you and get your dissenting opinion, if you wish to complain about the original Cinema 11, please do so in the original Cinema 11 thread. If you wish to tout the Anthem D2, please do so in the Anthem D2 thread. Again, this is the new Cinema 11a thread.
If my memory serves me, you were once pretty happy with your Cinema 11 and you were anxiously awaitng it's mate, the Cinema 11v. The timing of Cary's news release, that a new Cinema 11a was under development annoyed you, because it made your C11 obsolete. In turn, you sold your C11 and became a Cary basher. Is my memory correct?
Anthem has had plenty of time to issue dozens of FW patches to fix the D2's bugs and issues. Two firmware updates in a few short weeks shows the folks in North Carolina are working hard to make everybody happy. The technology in the C11a is new and Cary has taken big risks to develop this potentially grounbreaking Pre/Pro. Let's give Cary a little more time on the C11a FW and in the end we'll all reap the rewards!
I agree, on paper the D2 is a fantastic Pre/Pro as far as features go. But the biggest difference between the C11a and the D2, is the C11a's more natural, lifelike sound, versus the more clinical, electronic sound of the D2. No firmware will ever fix that aspect of the D2. When the annoncement of the new Anthem D3 makes your investment in the D2 decline in value, will you then become an Anthem basher?