Anyone still using a TRL modded Sony?

I got a decent deal on a DVP NS900V that I was thinking about having modded by TRL.

The glowing reviews of the modded 595 and 900 are all a year or two old now, so I wondered if there are folks out there who are still happy with their players?


I still have the TRL modded Sony DVP-NS900V and have no plans to change digital sources. In fact, I bought a second (unmodified) unit for spare parts in case something breaks.
Add me to the list. I have a modded DVP-NS900V and still love it. It has beat some more costly contenders in my system. I usually just don't think about replacing the thing, just listen to the music. Yes it's plain and ugly and won't get any oohs and aahhhs from your audiophile buddies, but do you care?

I'm still using my TRL battery Sony 900 and it has trounced some very high dollar players, ... well known high dollar players in my system.

for what it is worth, they've done well over 1000 digital player mods and you don't see any for sale.
I started with TRL modded Sony 2000 which relaced my Arcam CD 192. Then I moved to TRL NV900 (which I currently own). I am now moving to battery modded TRL NV900. Actually I have slowly updated most of my system to TRL components. I am more than pleased :)


Just received my TRL modded sacd Sony ce-595 player. I live in Israel and this would have been an impossible mission if not for the never ending support of Paul Weitzel at TRL. It took a while for the snowstorms to stop so that it could be shipped. His expertise never failed for a moment when it didn't work at first, and he walked me through each step of checking the transformer (220 volts over here) until he advised me to use a 20 A fuse to allow for the original kick in. And so it did – it kicked in and has been working for three days now.
Yes, it is still a very young machine and yet straight out of the box, I count the minutes every day until I can go home to sit down and listen to music - classical or jazz, and some good Van Morrison. What can I say, the smile has never left my face.
I went to bed the first night just thinking of what I just heard and the smile stayed plastered to my face. I am no audio expert so I can't explain the sound in a very professional fashion, but to me it is so clear and deep, and rich, and detailed, that I am just having a lot of fun and good concentrated listening.
Even the wife, when she heard it for the first time, said 'Hey that sounds good', and if you knew her, then you would know that something revolutionary has happened to the sound of music in our house with this new deck.
I will let it burn in for the next few weeks, and will be back to let you know more.
Thanks Paul and Brian at TRL for a great sacd player, and exceptional customer service on a very personal level.
Can't recommend it enough!!