Hi all -
I currently have a pair of B&W 802d (first generation) powered by Classe CAM-200 monoblocks with a Bryston BP26 preamp.
Currently my CD player is an Arcam CD-72.
I’ve been complaining that my speakers sound congested in the midrange, not as open, dynamic and airy as some of the newer speakers i’ve listened to (Sopra 3).
Yesterday, I had a friend connect his streaming box (Blue Sound Node 2i) with his Tidal streaming service.
Doing an A/B comparison of songs (stream/CD) of old and new material, I found the streaming box was much more uncongested, open, dynamic and airy sounding.
All of a sudden my speakers came alive.
Is this a function of streaming services in general or does my CD player need to be upgraded.
I have many CD’s, rare ones, that I would like to still have a CD player.
What exactly am I hearing, and what CD player would you suggest to open up my current components.
Thanks in advance…