Originally Posted by Tank_PD
Thanks, the CM9s are very nice, especially considering their size. Yeah, stepping up from there the models seem to get quite a bit larger. I'm turned off by the MVP-891 as I think the chipset it uses is already one generation behind. Still requires a fan for cooling.
Really on the MVP-891 chipset? Can you elaborate? In what ways is its chipset compromised in terms of optimal performance? I am curious.
I'm currently using an Oppo 95 with my MX-121 and was able to get an MVP-891 for a great price (I wanted another source component). The initial MVP unit I received had some cosmetic and other defects, even though new from the box. I sent it back and should receive a new one this week. While I had it (about two weeks), I found it to be better (I hesitate to say superior) than my Oppo-95 in some ways -- a fuller soundstage, a warmer sound. I felt this from an obviously defective unit. I look forward to putting a functioning unit through all the paces.
Mind you, I am not saying that my Oppo is bad, it's just that I noted subtle improvements with playback with the MVP-891. That said, given the price difference between the two (and the subsequent 105), I'm not sure it's worth 5x the price.