Sure - my first Mcintosh CD player, the MCD 201, had a model wide fault = tracks skipping and a strange clicking noise from the transport. Then upgraded to a MCD301, which was only slightly better. Then upgraded to the $10K MCD500, which was reliable, but sonically uninspiring.
My current CD player, the Ayre CX-7eMP CD player, leaves it for dead. Very familiar CDs, newly played on the Ayre, have astonished me by the revelation of previously unheard of detail. I mean really astonished.
Now for the second problem child - the all tube Mcintosh MC2102 power amp. It looked b