Post by moodyman on Apr 3, 2010 20:11:54 GMT -5
Their comments were that the SQ was amazing and much better overall than the ERC-1 when a direct comparison was made earlier with a preamp. The terms "scary" and "frightening" were used to describe the imaging and that it was a "night and day difference" when compared to the ERC-1s performance.
What I am curious about is how does the XDA-1 with similar a DAC (better, equal or less in quality?) as in the ERC-1 accomplish the huge difference in SQ?
When the XDA-1 is available I would definitley like to try it in my system. But I would appreciate it if Lonnie could provide a little information as to how the XDA-1 performs so much better than the ERC-1 on its own.
Comparisons like this bother me....I plan on purchasing an ERC-1 when they get back in stock. I kept reading how awesome the ERC-1 is and how it trumps so many other CD players. I've read so many times how it had "transformed" peoples systems. So I figured the ERC-1 was gonna be as good as it gets and to hear something even remotely better I would have to spend thousands more.
So now I hear the the $300 XDA will outperform the ERC-1....and who is saying this? Emotiva no less.
Wow..was there that much room for improvement with the ERC-1?? Or is this just some marketing hype to sell some XDA's?? A little bit of both I guess....