Jay's Audio THE Flagship CDT3-MK3

Thanks for the link, the review leans a bit on the promotion versus evaluation side of things with a …to be continued… closer.

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Review from High Fidelity magazine in Poland. Translation to English leaves a bit to be desired. The other player used for comparison in this review is the $23,000 Ayon.

http://www.highfidelity.pl/@main-4204&lang=

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My Jay’s CDT3-MK3 arrived today - I have it playing as I type - will post a review after I let it break-in a bit, but I’ll share a few quick notes: it played every disc my PS Audio PWT would not play all the way through (but that was less than a dozen discs), it is DEAD quiet - I mean DEAD QUIET, and the build was even more impressive than I thought it would be - I’d even say it is luxurious - the machining is superb - love the way the cd lid slides back; has a heavy duty full function remote, and a nice carbon fiber CD clamp (but will still try the ‘bone’). Initial sonic impressions are very positive - music is freer from the speakers (nice sound staging), sounds great at low levels, so far has a sense of smoothness, lots of detail without etch or brightness . . . so far so good . . . running it AES to a Metrum Pavane L3 DAC. I love the aesthetics and functionality. I ordered it through Todd King, the new US distributor - he also does repairs for Jay’s and Denafrips, nice to have US support. Happy listening!

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Welcome to the forum @Tagmin. Thanks for your initial review. I like the mention of the build quality. The website pictures looked pretty impressive; the “luxurious” moniker will now accentuate the visual. I will be looking out for your follow-up impressions for boost to my purchase anticipation.

It’s going to be a little while before purchase my CDT3-MK3 for system two. I plan to pair it up with my Denifrips Terminator Plus. I also plan to directly compare the CD playback to my PST and DSD in system one.

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Thanks for the welcome : ). The CDT3-Terminator combo should give you some extra connectivity options, with some extra benefits :+1:. Let me know how it goes; I love the Pavane but am curious about the Terminator.

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I have a Bone clamp I no longer need. Hmmmmmm.
I could make you a deal, like any other candidate,

Trading something for it is a fun thought.

By the way, looking at the inside of the CD3 is way more fun than looking at the outside. The pictures I saw made me want to maybe……

Hi Aagen, I’ll try my buddy’s bone clamp and if I dig it I’ll get back to you RE a trade or purchase (if you are still interested). : )

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Glad to learn Todd is now on board. Last I checked he was still working through website design issues. Having a Metrum Onyx it is great to learn the Jay’s/Metrum combo via AES is simpatico. The Jay’s CDT3 Mk3 has been on my mind for some time now. Look forward to your future impressions following break-in.

Jay’s CDT Direct in USA

Al,
As you may recall I have the Jay’s CDT2-MK3 and would also be interested in the “bone clamp” at the right price. Not sure I have anything interesting enough to trade for a super high end guy like you. Please PM me if @Tagmin is not interested. He should have first refusal of course.

BTW, still absolutely love my Jay’s transport with the DS DAC via AQ Thunderbird HDMI cable. Sublime sound!
Best,
Kurt

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Al and Kurt, how does one go off-line to talk about trading for or purchasing the ‘bone’? I agree the inside of the CDT3 Mk3 is the prettiest part - my gosh what a beast. EGH: Also curious to know how the PST/DSD compares to CDT3/Term Plus - please share once you make the comparisons : ). The CDT3 Mk3 was giving me a bit less ‘electronic glare’ on some CDs last night, starting to get the sense it has a smooth, organic quality.

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