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Old 11-13-2014, 11:00 AM
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Ah yes. Very true. Most of my listening is PCM. Not bothered about dsd downloads really or bluray music. Let me reframe my question - what would be better for PCM - oppo conversion or spdif to Eylse?
I think you would have to find a way to compare for yourself. Many listeners have felt the Modwright Oppo (with the best NOS tubes) to be competitive with many more expensive DAC's. Others think that's a joke, and that there are many more (and certainly more expensive) better DAC's out there; whether or not that applies to the Elyse you will probably have to somehow determine for yourself.
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Old 05-14-2015, 11:31 AM
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We enjoy our Modwright Oppo 105 after visiting RMAF or other shows I have no feelings it is second to any other gear. It replaced a much loved Modwright Sony SCD-XA777ES. The Oppo sound and video are amazing.
I've tried a small number of vacuum tubes ended up using new Shuguang Treasure CV181-Z tubes saving the vintage ones for my preamp. I'm not saying there may not be a better 6SN7 out there for it. Oh yea Dan says a Mullard rectifier is a good choice that's what I run. Never did try any others.
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Old 02-06-2019, 04:48 PM
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I have always wanted a Modwright modified Oppo, and this review confirms that even more, I better get saving.
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Old 02-06-2019, 09:07 PM
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I have always wanted a Modwright modified Oppo, and this review confirms that even more, I better get saving.
I wonder if the 205 lends itself to the same type of mod?

Nevermind. Answered my own question.

http://www.modwright.com/modificatio...dification.php
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Old 02-07-2019, 11:28 AM
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Here is a write up about a tube-modified Oppo 105.

http://archimago.blogspot.com/2018/0...evice.html?m=1
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Old 02-07-2019, 04:09 PM
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Here is a write up about a tube-modified Oppo 105.

http://archimago.blogspot.com/2018/0...evice.html?m=1


Similar to Archimago, I preferred my stock Oppo by no small margin.
I had already sold mine when I read that write-up but his measurements reflect what I heard.
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Old 02-07-2019, 09:46 PM
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Here is a write up about a tube-modified Oppo 105.

http://archimago.blogspot.com/2018/0...evice.html?m=1
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Similar to Archimago, I preferred my stock Oppo by no small margin.
I had already sold mine when I read that write-up but his measurements reflect what I heard.
It shouldn't be a necessity at this point that you gents identify exactly who did the mod, but apparently it is.
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Old 02-07-2019, 10:04 PM
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It shouldn't be a necessity at this point that you gents identify exactly who did the mod, but apparently it is.

I don't recall if Archimago identified the manufacturer. However, the article provides a list of questions that a potential buyer should ask any manufacturer who sells the tube modifications. They include objective tests as opposed to subjective opinions.
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Old 02-08-2019, 08:37 PM
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At some point, when I first became aware of that post, it was in a thread on a different forum referencing the Modwright mod.
It's been so long since I first read the the Archimago post I cannot recall if it ever referred to the mod by name at some time in the past.
It does look like the Modwright Oppo.
That's the mod I had with all the bells and whistles and extra upgrade tubes available, purchased directly from Modwright except for the extra tubes which came from Upscale Audio. Its sound generally matched the author's description of the sound on his modded Oppo.
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Isn’t this all a little late since the 105 was discontinued a year ago?
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