Originally Posted by bigshot
It appears that some modders aren't tired of being asked for more expensive mods... they are catering to the demand! There's one born every minute.
ofcourse and my cdplayer sounds so much better now. At least i am glad i did the mod. Worth every penny. But that mod is something different then a reclocking module with dedicated psu, that IS the discussion here.
Older cdplayers will benefit probably more then new(er) cdplayers.
I also stated that probably the powersection mods and the analogue stages make the biggest difference. I know since i completely modded the analogue section of the amplifier, night and day difference.
You have to look closely into a cdplayer design, build on the strenths, take out the weaknesses. Replacing things doesnt have to make a difference, but taking out loads of unnecessarry things makes a hell of a difference, since every active parts obscures detail.
I have to agree with you guys that probably not a very carefully thought out mod would have a huge impact.
replacing 10 cent caps with 10 cent caps won't make any difference.
Bigshot, for the money of the total mods and the price of the cdplayer, i have a cdplayer that sounds much better then any player in that pricerange, i know since i heard em.
So, for the they are worth the price, for everybody? probably not, but a good professional modder should be able to tell you wich mods are worth while and make a difference.
I wouldn't put a new clock in a new players since most new players are allready wel under 50ps...and a dac in cplayer uses smaller signal path, hence the jitter is smaller as well as with an external dac.
At least, i understood that external dacs fed by a digital cable suffer more from jitter then internal dacs.