about consonance cd-120 linear cd player
Solid State vs Valve, Digital vs Analogue, SACD vs DVD-A, the arguments rage on, with one persons point of view seemingly contradicting others, which is right? Which is wrong? Are there any winners, any losers, or is it down to personal tastes? Now we have opposing technologies in the digital world, Digital Filters vs Filterless Dac’s, Up-sampling vs No up-sampling, Over-sampling vs no Oversampling, how are we supposed to make a decision with so many opposing viewpoints?
There seems to be only one way to decide, and that is with your ears, if you like the sound of the latest technology with 24/192 up-sampling, with brick-wall fliters to block unwanted spurious noise, then that is what you are looking for, if on the other hand you trust your ears to make a buying decision, then the alternative “Simple” approach is worth looking out for.
The Consonance CD 120 Linear and Reference CD2.2 Linear MKII Tube CD Player embody the same design philosophy; non-oversampling and no digital filters.
“A sound that is detailed without being obvious, rich without being syrupy. But the thing that’s really special, the thing that makes the CD-120 sound so reminiscent of good analogue is its effortless sense of musical flow, the way it integrates its colour and detail into a single, coherent musical whole. Performances are so expressive, they simply make so much sense, that they become seductive, involving and compelling all at once – exactly as they should. Not so long ago you couldn’t achieve this level of performance from CD at any price, let alone well under four figures.”-
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