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Note: The Reviewer is an existing user of the PLiXiR Elite BDC. The review serves as an excellent reference in terms of the performance improvement the Statement BDC has over the Elite BDC.
… I replaced the Elite BDC which is powering my I/O data Soundgenic server and QSA data switch with the Statement BDC. The power cord remains the same.
… listening to female vocals, the first impression is there is marked improvement in image focus and solidity. The singing is more passionate. The jazz drum set improved texture and low frequency cleanliest makes the whole song more rhythmic. The whole system’s sound staging is distinctly better. The low frequency and cymbal’s sustain is longer and more layered. There is no dynamic compression. Testing the quietness of the Statement BDC with <Canon in D> in [The All Star Percussion Ensemble], the musical instrument’s sustain has more flow and extension, the drum sound is more solid, and you can hear better refinement in the drum skin texturing and bounce.
This is a very cruel test, because I am a current user of the Elite BDC. All along I am truly satisfied with its performance. To test it directly with the new improved model is unfair. In summary, both model’s tone color balance, liveliness of the sound is very satisfactory. The music background is really quiet but not dead. The Statement betters the Elite BDC in terms of sound staging, music density, solidity and focus. The Statement BDC is just better. Period. From another perspective, if after 7 years (from the launch of Elite BDC), the new flagship does not bring the performance to another level, is it still worth to support the new product?
Actually the HIFI reviewer is a dangerous job. Once we hear a truly better equipment is it very hard to go back. After testing the Statement BDC, I fully agree.