When I sold consumer electronics in the late 80's/early 90's, we avoided selling these like the plague, as the commissions, dictated by Gross Margin, was so low. Now, after rediscovering the Technics/Panasonic line through thrift purchases, I am discovering that these products were quite good, and some of them were great. I picked up a basic entry level CD player with that awful "MASH" acronym. Now, after listening to it last night, to my ears, it does have a rather warm, detailed sound. Without getting deep into the weeds specific to pseudo digital technical jargon, was this what they were trying to achieve with this technology? And, would a difference be at all noticeable on most systems?