Overhead view of the inside
Gold plated sockets installed for opamp rolling
OPA627BP opamps (slurrrp) waiting to replace the stock OPA2604 and NE5532 opamps.
Close-up of one of the browndog mounted twin OPA627BPs.
OPA627BPs installed in the analog out put section.
The 2 big Nichicon Great Supply reservoir caps. Notice the Wimas and Blackgates nearby. There are roughly 20+ Blackgates capacitors in this player, all surrounded by the red Wimas.
21 generic nichicon caps located in non-critical areas of the player were replaced with low-impedance Panasonic FCs. You can see some of them in the picture. No other replacement was done as the player is already filled with Wimas, Blackgates, Nichicon's top-of-the-line Muse KZs(in the analog output stage) and a few Finegolds.
The RCD-991 is a fine player, even in stock form, and for the build and parts quality, a real bargain at between 500sgd to 800sgd in the local(Singapore, not sure about other countries) used market. A current model player with similar build quality will cost a lot more than that. Its a great way to get high end performance and build at a fraction of the price. Fantastic for redbook and hdcd playback.
Caps and ic socket installment was done by Dreamslacker(aka Firefox on sgheadphones). Opamps were bought from fellow head-fier and cpfer ufokillerz. Thanks buddy!