I'm looking at the Raysonic CD128 ($1600 NEW), Raysonic CD168 ($2K new), or Esoteric SA-10 (Demo - $2,800)
I like those tubes on the Raysonic gear, but I bet the Esoteric is still plenty smooth and warm.
Which would you guys recommend? I put the Esoteric in there because it plays SACDs. Are SACDs dying? Are they all classical titles? I don't want this to be an investment like HD DVDs were. What's your perspective? What's your sense? What should I consider?