Islander Posted February 3, 2022 Share Posted February 3, 2022 36 minutes ago, KT88 said: Well just read some reviews, the latest Node 2021 has a different DAC chip which make a significant improvement. 20 years ago I spent four digits for a CD player. Today only the remaining value of analogue equipment counts for me (and the market). Digital equipment ist 98% good for 500€ against 99% for 5000€. Ok, the analogue parts in the circuits and the PSU may be better with expensive gear but even that is far closer than 10 years ago. That story reminded me of what I heard around 1999 or so from a friend. He said he had a $3,000 Meridian CD player he was very happy with. Then he bought one of the first Oppo players, the $179 model, for the home theatre room. Out of curiosity, he connected it to his good system and played a few CDs through both sources. He was amazed to find that he couldn't tell the difference between them. When I asked him how he reacted when he realized that the Oppo was the equal of the Meridian, he told me that he didn't know whether to laugh or cry. He bought more Oppo gear later, even after the prices went up, but I don't know what he did with the Meridian CD player. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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