AudioMeca vs. AudioAero vs. Electrocompaniet


Hi, Soon i will be looking for a cdp my choices are: Audiomeca Keops($1800 new) Audio Aero Prima(old model $1500 new model?) or a used 24/96 Electrocompaniet ( around $2200 with potential future upgrade $1K). I'm sure you can't go wrong on any of the 3. However a few comments may help me to make the best choice. I have a Jadis Orchestra(40 watt). So i need a cdp with good low frequency resolution. Thanks
tweekerman
All good choices. I know a guy who sold his ECM-1 MKII for an Audio Aero Mephisto. That is the player to get. I have a brand new ECM-1 that I might be moving out soon to get a Mephisto. Any interest, let me know. Granite Audio also makes very good players. Good luck.

AL
Yea Al if you read what fellow audiogonner Bwhite says about the Capitole and the Mephisto he breaks all rules and gives both THE GOLD. Both out of my reach. Thanks for the offer on the EMC1 but right now i' squeeeezzed on $$$.
I've heard both. Personally, I didn't like the Mephisto. I thought it sounded too soft, too lush. It definetly didn't have the weight or focus of the Electrocompaniet. As far as detail, soundstage, and decay- it doesn't get much better this side of SACD than the Electro. Plus, it seems to be an open window to the delicacy and weight that well recorded music offers. If the recording isn't good however, don't fool yourself. You can only polish a turd so much. Save your bucks, get the EC and go for the upgrade as soon as you can afford it. You can thank me later.
Hey Patmatt if you go to audioreview and look up EMC1 you'll find 33 beautiful gut-soul-praises of this unit.(and i think these are about the MK1 model). But are you sure about the Mephisto's performance? Most important here in this case, what were the speakers amp cables and how many cd's did you listen to? How's the Capitole? But its $8K!!! I think what you are trying to convey is, go EMC1 and i'll be very happy for a very long time.