I remember my first high-end digital player, a California Audio Labs DX-1. Looking forward to perfect sound forever, I tried to sell myself on the virtues of that CD player. Listening through my (then) Martin Logan Aerius speakers and Classe amp, I could never shake the feeling that the DX-1’s sonic signature was contributing to my musical anxiety, and I was never really happy with the sound. I was a newbie audiophile, and digital high end was in its infancy.
I also remember my first digital experience.… Read the full article