Even if buying from high feedbacks, you could end up receiving fakes and still not know.
I usually buy from those descriptions that have verified their op amp autencity.
Whichever op-amps i swap out for i/v, i still preferthe muses01.
They go well with pretty much anything for buffer, so at times its hard to find a better performing op-amp for the buffer stage.
When you say diode you mean the blue light emiting diodes?
I have already changed all of mine to red 3mm flat heads (flat looks way better on the essence one).
Not only did i change those, i also went on changing the surface mount leds that light up the power button with red as well.
It's a little lless bright now, but the color is awesome!
The previous blue color was way too bright, dont you agree?
Thank you, will follow your advice on using ebay.
Yes, not really a big fan of the blue. It used to give an exclusive look & feel back when they were rare. Nowadays it seems everything comes with those blue diodes. And yes, it's too bright, especially in a dark room. I've not read through this entire thread lately (read a lot of it 5 months ago), did you ever post an image of your unit with the red ones? If not, would you mind sharing with us? I imagine it to look more aggressive and go better together with the black. Will probably do the same thing myself.