So on wednesday, I go to check out "the best audiophile quality store in colorado" located right in my town. He's got some great karma loudspeakers. Thor tube amps, pre amps, dac converters etc. an arcam digital processor, preamp and amp.
first we listen to the surround sound...best surround sound I've heard but there was definetly something wrong. I think it was the center was not matched to the karma speaks.
then we listen to some maddonna (cd) on the arcam amp. very good. then I hear maddonna (cd) on the thor stuff. WOW I wanna get me somma those!! Finallly, and this is the part that surprised me, we heard the same ray of light on the phonograph. What an amazing difference. It was so much richer and fuller. sure there was some small crackles. but when I heard the cd again it was like it had been chopped up. it was nuts. How can my spoiled ears ever be satisfied with cd's and more importantly, how can anyone say digital is better than analog? that kicked ass!! give me your ops.