Originally Posted by Bulldogger
... The last SACD player I had the Sony XA9000 just did not do it for me with Red book. I tried to like the player but just never really warmed to it and sold it.
I have the SACD XA777ES in my system with Classe pre/power amp and B&W 802.
I came to listen to this set at a HiFi store and ended up getting the exact same config in the end. I tried to dumb down initially to ROTEL, but hurt my ears in the process (which lasted a mere 35seconds tops). I find the Sony very crisp, detail rich, enveloping and built like a house.
The 9000 is not much different. Can you tell me what you specifically disliked and what you found in the DV60 that makes up for that?
What makes the G25 such a praised object here? Is the DV60 not doing a good job at it? Would the sound improve as well by linking it to my Sony? I like High End...but sometimes it seems to get a little silly... getting a 6k cd player, then adding another box to it. Then why not "just" get seperates altogether? Spinner + DAC?