tj max very true. I am skilled at that stuff. I wouldn't recommend it for the first time a soldering iron is in ones hand. the deal here was I saw the opportunity to make a $850 dac(I got for $500) plus $400 of parts into a $,6,000 sounding one. you know I have the msb and others. I just felt like doing it mainly because I knew I could. everyone is on their own with those type of projects obviously.
anyways if you want to buy a modded one google "tweek geek". I do not think it has a warranty for $1,600 so caveat emptor. I will say it is the best you are going to do for the price but if it poops out I hope you don't miss it. people were modding the bm dac1 and bm was getting a heap of repair tickets. albeit, the teac is less complex.
you know what? those mods in the links look real sloppy. that is not what I did. in fact the top is even on mine!
Edited by music_man - 2/21/14 at 10:01pm