Have a Maverick D1 and was considering using the OPA627 upgrade that maverick offer.
Just confusing because the op-amps in there are just a chip, but the ones they're selling are a chip soldered to some sort of circuit board, surely it wont fit?
This is what they're selling: http://www.mav-audio.com/store/index.php/tube/opa627-d1.html
This is the chip that's in there currently:
As you can see there is no red circuit board, chip just plugs straight in.
Are those on the circuit boards just really tiny and the ones i already have are just big?
Op-amps i have in there currently are LF353N.
Are there any others i can use that just plug straight in there? I've heard OPA627 is warm and not particularly detailed.
I'm looking for highly detailed and neutral with expansive soundstage.
I'm also thinking of swapping some of the components for better quality ones, i know how to solder but i have no idea what to replace to increase sound quality.
I'm guessing that replacing the caps would be a good start, but do i replace all of them or only some? The ones in there are probably cheap chinese components.
Any and all help is appreciated, many thanks!