The audio quality was there all along
"A Jay’s Audio CDT2-MK3, bought-and-paid-for I must add, has been in my review system for over a year. It has re-kindled my own enthusiasm for the silver disc, causing me to scour the second hand CD market as well as buying new on-line, growing my collection by around 200 CDs in just the last 12 months, sometimes at the cost of as little as £3 or less per recording. The CDT3-MK3 is better than the ‘2 in every respect.
At twice the cost, it is more transparent, detailed, fluid, dynamically expressive and analogue-sounding than its less costly sibling.
Designers that have gone against prevailing wisdom and claimed that the Red Book CD has, in a sonic sense, still untapped potential have been laughed at. Don’t they know the future is hi-rez? Jay’s flagship transport proves that these brave folk were correct.
Fed with good quality recorded material, plain old Red Book CD gets within a gnat’s whisker of the kind of sonic results that we might associate with very much higher resolution playback. The audio quality was there all along. We just could not hear it."
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Credit: Kevin Fiske @ the-ear.net