Just got the CDP-9 in yesterday, took it for a spin with some of my Reference CDs last night. Also played some CDs I had pulled out
ahead of time that had grainy, glarey upper midrange/highs to see if the upsampling would alleviate this. In a word, I'm impressed.
I listen almost exclusively to Classical orchestral music and solo piano. With straight PCM (44k, 16 bit, upsampling off) the player sounded
very good; natural extended highs, very good dynamics (I was a little worried with the small outboard power supply; not to worry) and a nice
spacious soundstage. I found that solo piano music sounds best with no upsampling; I prefer the sharper, well defined sound of 44k PCM.
I have the new Tekton Impact Monitors, it's a good match with the Nuprime and my Class D amplifier. The Remote is aluminum, feels very solid.
More detailed report after it settles in. My next upgrade is the Amplifier; when are the ST-11 Monoblocs due?
BTW, I purchased the CDP-9 from Jay at Audio Revelation, very nice guy to deal with-