i am thinking of upgrading my rega planet cd player for a densen 410,i have a naim nait 3 intergrated amp and a pair of royd minstrel speakers,i was just wondering if the densen is good as they say it is?
On taking the CD 420 out of the box I was really impressed with its superb finish, up to the point where I cut my self on a very sharp machined edge.
Was it worth the money and plasters? Yes. Without doubt the timing of my Densen is superior to most rivals at the same price point. Its one of those magic products that encourages you to listen to your CD collection well into the night.
The Densen is an involving listen and from what I remember of my Naim days (NAP 140/NAC 62) the resulting combo could be very involving.
If you are prepared to spend a tad more you might get an ex-dem 400XS, or spend less and get an ex-dem 400+. They have proper Sony cd mech rather than current cd-roms, plus you'd still get lifetime warranty.
I've got a heavily modded 400+, very good - in the sort of Naim spirit. they do need careful handling though, not only sharp - but can get a tad bright with wrong combo.