Member of the Trade: bhobuds.com
- Aug 14, 2006
I actually like it, very analog soundingClipped bits and dead black background sound unnatural to my old ears and nothing like getting knocked out of your easy listening chair when volume is at 88DB and a crescendo starts a trackNot unlike the eye of a tornado I like to hear that train a comin'For $27 I want to leave this little jewel just like she is but to each their own and if you need to upgrade I sure think it's A-O-KThe lack of screen and shuffle also give the Walnut that vintage touch, reminds me of my first CMOY and Nomad having a babyLOL
I felt the same way you do. Luckily now I have several walnuts so I can keep one stock, but even then, after all my opamp rolling, I almost insist on replacing the TI NE5532 with a different brand's. They just improve the sound all around and the sound sig stays exactly the same.
This is definitely a player loved by anyone who used vintage audio in its day, or even as recent as portable cassette players before the advent of cheap PCDP's.