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Follow up on C7-xe and C5-xe

It was nice to read the follow up on the players from Ayre in the latest number!

However, it was a pity though that the follow up were not mentioning anything about the new upgrade "MP" that's about to come. At least when I saw the content page, I had these hopes at first that it should be around the MP-ugrade!?
This also since I read on the Stereophile CES-Blog that it should not be a "subtle" upgrade.

It would be highly interesting to read about this in a coming number of Stereophile!
This upgrade could also connect to the content/purpose of this recent follow up report.
Will the gap now between the C7 and C5 be bigger on CD-media, and will it be more clearly detected in a lower ranked system than top High-End?!

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Re: Follow up on C7-xe and C5-xe


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It was nice to read the follow up on the players from Ayre in the latest number!

However, it was a pity though that the follow up were not mentioning anything about the new upgrade "MP" that's about to come.

Blame magazine lead times. When the work was done preparing this review, back in October, I knew the MP revision would be coming in the New Year. However, I was preparing a big Web-exclusive study on CD player jitter -- see www.stereophile.com/features/1208jitter -- and I though a comparison between the two Ayre players would make a useful follow-up for the print magazine.


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It would be highly interesting to read about this in a coming number of Stereophile!

I will be having my C-5xe updated next month and there will be a follow-up in the June issue. (There's that long lead-time again.)

John Atkinson
Editor, Stereophile

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Re: Follow up on C7-xe and C5-xe

Thank you for the response!

Understandable, now when describing the printing-process further...

Great to hear that it will be a follow up later on this year!
Looking forward to that already!
The upgrade seems very promising and interesting...

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Re: Follow up on C7-xe and C5-xe

Also enjoyed the comparision of the two Ayre players. Everyone mentions that the players need a long time to break in. Wonder if part of the reason the CX5e sounded better was because its been owned/used for over a year? Just a thought.
Does the player have to go into Ayre to become MP or can the filter be downloaded? If I understand the Mp filter, the most impact should be with red book cd and not DVD-A or SACD. Can't wait to read how you feel about the upgrade. Thinking of buying one or the other.
thanks
barondla

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Re: Follow up on C7-xe and C5-xe

As I've heard they don't need to go into Ayre, but they need to go to an authorised dealer who's used to deal with upgrades in general.

I have also read though all the text on Ayre's homepage (recommendable!), and it seems very interesting!
Considering the cost for an upgrade, whith what I've heard and read it seems like a "no brainer"...!

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