Originally Posted by Piotr Ryka
All system is good, but you must change preamplifier. I know Grace 902 and I suggest you to find some tube preamplifier, with 2A3 or 45 tubes.
Original grace m902 pre isn't that fabulous IMO, solid and dry with lack of airy and refreshing sound (Some what around $1k pre or less). However, When you change caps in there to blackgate, output opamp to ad8620 with good separated terloids for analog and digital (and also valkyrja wiring with balanced output modification), it'll be true acoustic preamplifier which I truely like it (Some what around $2k or more
). Not to mention with you use with modified dac part (oscon caps, superclock v3, opa627bp for I/IV)
P.S. My tastes prefer acoustic rather than musical so no surprise if you may wonder why I don't use tube as preamp...