mcintosh mcd-1100 vs ayon cd5s, audio aero cpdplay


hi, i want to buy a mcintosh mcd-1100 cdplayer, is better than ayon cd5s or audio aero prestige?
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AA has a certain quality that makes the other players sound dead. I have yet to find a player on this planet that manages to unleash the music so superbly off CD's. And when you hear that sound coming out, who can do A/B's, do critical listening, etc.? I sure can't. I have MUSIC in my ears and that's all I care about.
I've not heard the MCD-500 and may well be more advanced based on year of production 2010-11.You've got to already like the Mac gear. The Prestige started production in 2007. The Prestige which I also own is a very nice piece and very musical.The balanced and RCA outputs work simultaneously so you can drive to an amp and to a sub at the same time .Don't forget its not the only piece in the system.As far as the Ayon CD-5 I may have listened to either a system not balanced correctly or a system that may not have been broken in. It was nothing I expected and was dissapointed based on the reviews it has received.
Please keep in mind that Audiofreakgeek is a dealer and currently has AA gear for sale here. His comment should be fully discredited.
He needs to disclose this info...this is not the first time this has come up.
Please keep in mind that Audiofreakgeek is a dealer and currently has AA gear for sale here. His comment should be fully discredited.
He needs to disclose this info...this is not the first time this has come up.
I agree!

As for the AA unit, good luck if you need it serviced!
I sold my Burmester 089 and bought a CDP w/ digital inputs and volume control- the Wadia S7i, and had it modded by Steve Huntley at Great Northern Sound Company. This is best digital gear I have ever heard in my life, including a $70K Burmester combo. I did pair it with a tubed pre- the Concert Fidelity CF 080. I believe tubes belong in the preamp and not the sourse. Just my humble opinion