PredatorZ, I have been seriously thinking about the Oppo BDP-105, with Ric Schultz's (Electronic Visionary Systems--EVS) mods. As I had mentioned before, I am very pleased with the way the Mikros 90 sound when paired with the Fitz-improved Bada PH-12 (hybrid) headphone amp. Like you, I am curious to find out what (more!) these fine, fine headphones are capable of doing.
What kind of cable are you interested in from Toxic? Have never tried, but have always been interested in the (Toxic) cable.
I like Silver cables, for me the added sparkle in the top end is worth it, at least for me that how I "hear" them, I have a few silver LOD's and I like how they sound. Frank at Toxic has the Silver Poisons, I'd like a custom 14 inch and a 4 foot version, or possible just an extension that I can add on for home. I was wondering, because of the single cable input that a balanced cable may not be a very good solution, unless you heavily modified them to have a input on each cup, but that would be crazy. perhaps single ended is the only solution ?
I checked out the oppo mods, the photos of all the surface mount stuff looks like my job, I have worked on several Headroom PCB's, my company builds a lot of small run boards for medical and aviation; mostly customers in the North West. The idea of taking a factory fresh board and modding the hell out of it with some spendy parts sounds like my dream job (rubbing his hands together in a fiendish manner). All my customers get class 3 work, regardless how our sales people quote something, I make every solder joint Ideal, perfect like jewelery. Class 3 if you are not familiar is the highest standard for IPC soldering, reserved for critical systems, that cannot fail. Like space shuttle connections, or a marines field radio(former marine tech:) ) Class 2 or 1 is what you see in most consumer gear.