New member from Switzerland here - long term member of PFM, and I recognize a few users from there here too.
Hobby is buying faulty gear to keep it out of landfill, and to listen to all the gear I could never afford when younger. I then either keep or resell it - basically means I have far too many sources and amplifiers in my collection as I sell less than I buy
Main system is heavily modified Naim CDI, LP12 with aftermarket sub chassis, diy geddon, 774 arm with Asaka, McKinnie head amp, Croft Mega Micro pre, DIY hybrid valve SE monos and modified ESL63s.
Got into DACs over last few years - and this is one of reasons for joining - I recently refurbed a vintage Wadia digimaster X-32 and am somewhat gobsmacked by the sound quality of it. Wanted to pick Tony at Coherent’s brain about it (misterc here?)… I’m led to understand he is somewhat of a subject matter expert
Hey Edward - excuse my bad memory, I have had many Stage players through my hands. The only one I still have is the Stage 3 (with a clock mod donated by SQ) - was that the one I got from you? If yes, it’s going nowhere, best of the Stage players! But apart from recap it only has the clock as a modification, I think anything else may ruin it - such a good implementation of dual TDA1305s.
I now also have more vintage Micromega - a house brick shaped tda1541 Duo DAC was only recently replaced by the Wadia X-32 in main system (pending a full rebuild and upgrade of Duo to 1541 S1 , and I’m also awaiting delivery of a Duo 2 CDM3 based transport.
Yeah I shipped to you in CH the stage 3 Micromega back in early 2018. We also chatted about an Orelle CDP I had but that went elsewhere.
Then many thanks - you added an important CDP to my collection - shame the front panel keeps falling off due to double sided sticky tape…I rebuilt it way back, but used it again recently and of course, it fell off again 😂
Hey Richard Use carpet tape, I had to remove a front panel I thought I'd used boggo double sided tape on turns out it was carpet tape. 30 minutes, half a bottle of thinners and 2m of gummed up kevlar string later it was free.
I'm sure mrc will be around with advice in due course.