Agreed. None of this implied anything towards the Taiko Extreme, which is clearly a beautifully engineered piece of hardware. I admire folks who can put in so much time and energy on such a product when its sales volume must be quite small. Hopefully some of its qualities can be distilled down to lower price points. My only point was that there are deeper issues with digital reproduction that Taiko alone will not solve, nor is it intended to. I agree that discussion shouldn’t be here. Apologies!
Fortunately the Taiko Extreme, this beautifully engineered piece of hardware, helps us seeing that these "deeper issues" do not affect our perception and enjoyment of current digital HiRez in many SOTA existing recordings.