Hi. This can be kind of strange but has anyone done a comparison of
CD5XS as transport to NDS/555PSDR vs CDS3/555PSDR or even a CD555/555PSDR.
My system currently consists of NDS/555PSDR/252/SC-DR/250DR/SL2 and also a LP12.
I wasn’t entirely happy with the performance of my system ever since i moved to my new place. My listening room was just too small for my then S400 and it just boomed. I went ahead and got a pre-loved SL2 and the boom issue was resolved but the NDS just sound kind of cold. The LP12 (which came after i switched over to the SL2) is totally a different animal, and had none of the coldness.
So an opportunity came for me to loan a CD5XS. The CD5XS/NDS (connected via a DC1) just seems to sound more engaging vs the NDS. Anyone with experience with this?
So it got me think if i should might as well get back a CDS3 headunit (or even a CD555). I used to have a CDS3 but that was in my previous listening room.
It just seem kind of ‘dumb’ to use the NDS only for its internal DAC. Of course it does give me internet radio and stuff and I can still stream if i want to but with the LP12, I hardly listen to the NDS anymore. But there is quite a lot of my music that i like that I cant find vinyl (mandarin and cantonese music mainly), so I cant go totally digital-less.