Haha, I gotta watch that movie again sometime, it's been 15 years probably.
"Did you ever have a touch to lose, man!!!"
Ok, so I swapped out the center and right channel and left the stock CD in the left channel for now.
Gritty. That's how I would describe the sound of the stock CD compared to the larger one. It reminds me of when we compared the brand new Noesis from JTR at the first park GTG vs my then Elemental Designs Cinema 12. It's not as drastic of a difference as that was but it's obvious for sure. When you walk up to one speaker and put your head by the horn (low volume at the main LP, not trying to go deaf here) I could keep my head there all day on the new CD, but on the stock CD my gut instinct is to move because it's a bit harsh and gravelly in comparison.
In fact that's what this CD reminds me of, the BMS CD that the higher end JTR's use.
Anyone on the fence shouldn't hesitate to upgrade. It's so easy to hear the difference. I'll add my thanks to the list of people that are grateful to Rob for doing all the work on this, thanks man!
jlpowell, other than that it's tough for me to compare to the JTR's - audio memory being what it is. I won't know right away anyway, I'll see if over time I get addicted to listening to music like I did with the 212's and 215's.