Just for my clarification: All the positive and glowing CS feedback in this thread is in regards to a stock and UN-modified CS?
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4/27/07 at 11:59am
i think everyone elses is unmodified. i have two that are unmodified and one that has an improved internal power supply. these units really need to be on at least minimal($200) power conditioning. my modified unit sounds the same as a stock unit on a cheap power conditioner but without one. thats all.
not a heavy mod. the op-amps, dac and everything else are stock.
i replaced the power supply caps and resistors with(if i remember) elna,vishay of same specs as the stock parts. also a rectifier diode i think.
i bluetacked the dac and receiver ic's and put tiny heatsinks on the op-amps. thats it.
i did not see any heavy mods that can be done to this unit anyways.
so, consider my unit what you would hear with a stock unit on a $200 power conditioner. or even a monster power strip for $140(probably). it might have a little less jitter with the bluetack. i do not find jitter a problem as long as you use a real coaxial cable(belden,$25).
i didn't want people thinking i had something different i was hearing. it is not.