It took 20 years to get right.
Ed Meitner / EMM Labs is a designer of consumer and
professional audio products focusing on analog to/from digital
converters, used by Sony and
Philips as their key
technological infrastructure for the new SACD audio format.
With the introduction of this synergistic duo
digital is finally able to challenge all but the most
astronomically-priced analog LP turntables. Convenience without
apologizing. Detail without the ear-bleeding. Dynamics without the
The variable output stage is
top-notch, at least the equal of that of stand-alone solid-state
linestages in the $10,000.00 and greater category, saving the
owner from having to purchase a commensurately expensive
preamplifier and its associated audiophile-grade interconnect and
powercord, all of which only tend to provide places for nasties to
enter the music stream anyway. Not only that, but when using the
CDSD with the DCC2, digital optical cables are provided which not
only tie the two pieces together in a way that prohibits timing
errors from occurring, but also eliminates the need for the
purchase of yet another costly cable.
But The Meitner is not about
their smart design decisions saving you a few bucks. It is all
about balls-out no-compromise state-of-the-fucking-art.
Nearly unimaginable levels of sonic
transparency. It took 20 years to get right.