As for the Bolder Digital Mods... I couldn't possibly say, since I haven't heard them. I see that the top-end Bolder mods do address the internal PSU. I'm slightly bemused by the pricing of the "statement" mod that seems to revolve mostly around removing components (like nearly the whole analogue stage for example!) but hey-ho. I'm sure the ByBee quantum thingy is most of the cost.
Maybe someone who has a modded unit and a stock unit could do an AudioDiffMaker test on the digital output into the same DAC and see what happens? I'm pretty sure the analogue output sounds quite different...
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Thread: Duet Mods
2009-04-06, 09:42 #61
You want to see the signal path BEFORE it gets onto a CD/vinyl...it ain't what you'd call minimal...
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2009-04-14, 01:55 #62
2009-04-24, 04:40 #63
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I have done a Receiver modification, actually it's really not a modification, more a upgrade of DAC section. I wanted to test the performance of the I2S digital audio output stream, too see if it was as good (or better) than a high-end CD-drive. I have made a board using high performance components and the result was clear, the Receiver is just as good a source as the CD-drive. The CD-drive I used was from the kit-company Daisy-Laser, http://www.daisy-laser.com/, which many high-end audio companies uses.
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Also, thanks to everybody using this forum, I have been reading alot - and usually I can find answers to all my SB "challenges"
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2009-04-30, 18:08 #64
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Not sure either mod or upgrade adequately describe what you are doing here!!
When's the kit going to be available??!
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