Pandering to audiophiles’ whims and fancies (mine included) with a RM28k CD player at a time when our petrol price just increased by 40% and everyone is hurt by inflation, does seem like poor taste. But, what is this hobby of ours if it is not a little oasis where we can retreat to and detach ourselves momentarily from the outside world, right? So let's bravely soldier on....

This is my first time crossing the path of Audionet other than in a hifi show. Its ART G2 CD player is my next review assignment for AVXpress. I have a high respect for things engineered by Germans, witness their automobiles, for example. The Audionet ART G2 is no exception, it is like the BMW of the CD player world - solidly built, a joy to use, and capable of taking you down all the twists and turns of the musical path.

After 72 hours of burn-in, the ART G2 is digging up musical details that I have never heard from every one of my reference CDs that I put in it. This is amazing, so when a reviewer says that he/she is re-discovering his/her music collection because of a new piece of equipment, believe it, as I am bearing witness to that.

Now, that should take my mind off the petrol price for some time.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

More details? I would think so, AA G2 is not exactly in the same class as your Copland. Joamonte of Echoloft bought it and then gave up on it. I wonder why?

Anonymous said...

Reliability issues???

Anonymous said...

He said the AA G2 didn't sound as good as one of the tube based CDP but the AA G2 can be turned on 24/7 and no need to wait a couple of hours of warm up time.

Eventually audiophiles will trade convenience for sound......

BTW, being BMW like means "banyak masuk workshop" but i hope to think otherwise for the AA G2.

hifikaki said...

Hi Anonymous 1/2/3,

I hope the G2 has not been confused with the V2, which is the previous model. The V2 was in about the same price range as my Copland CDA822, or a little more. But the G2 is approx 3 times the price of the Copland.

Reliability issue? Touch wood, I hope not. It has been running for more than 100hrs now without any hiccup.

Joamonte said...

Hi all....Joamonte here.

Just to clarified.

No, the ART G2 player did not have any reliability issues, and the Audio Research CD-7 did not sound better than it either.

I selling it simple because after buying than I notice I did not have enough space for 3 equipment that need to place on top of the rack...My Turntable, CD player are top loading and my Tube Preamp is ARC Ref 3 that not suitable to place inside the rack due to its height and heat....thats all.

Can call +65-96865736 if anyone interested in the player.