Fair comparison? I don't know, you decide. In the photo below its a new Cascapedia 10/11 on the left, Joe's mark v's multiplier on the right.
the beef of the crank handle is double on Joe's; the length and diameter of the knob are much superior in my opinion on the Sara, especially relevant with a good fish and a good fight. Ive had a couple of sea-run browns in the low 20s on the Cascapedia, the drag handled them but only at the top end when wet and the sound, as someone pointed out, is not the same as the old ones, a bit cheap to my ear. The Saracione, on the other hand, when lit up by a good fish will get a deaf man's attention on the opposite bank. I would not ever use the Cascapedia on fresh chinook, too many bent S-handles, but for a cool reel with the Hardy name the new Cascapedias aren't too bad...and even though you can probably buy two Cascapedias for the price of one of Joe's,
the latter are so mechanically superior that I don't think they're in the same league.