I have a Musical Fidelity A3 CD player (from 2002 I believe), classy player in its day, and it still works, though well overdue for an overhaul. Now at a crossroads: upgrade the player, or just use it as a transport.
It has a PCM1716 DAC chip and a KSS-240A transport mechanism. Apparently the op-amps in the output stage (NE5532) can be improved & I'm thinking Burson which is a simple replacement. But would that be worth doing in view of the transport? Any other suggestions?
As a transport into my Channel Islands DAC2 it does no more than match my Squeezebox Classic, if that, so maybe the upgrade is a better path. Dunno.
Anybody? Should I post or cross-post this in Sound Science?