MSB Link Dac 3- have modded or go Benchmark ?or?


I am looking for advise.Should I send my MSB Link Dac III out and have it modded.Modwright or who?I hope to get a response from someone who has a modded MSB Link III.Mine has the upsample option and P1000 power supply.Also I hope to get a response from members that had a MSB and went to something they liked better.No mega buck solutions please.I could invest a max of $1500 on a used unit.However if a $500 upgrade mod would be a giant leap (at least more than a small step)foward for the unit I already have, I would be interested.Or do you think I am just throwing good money after bad. Thanks,gixerman
gixerman
Thanks Gixerman. I purchased a used p1000 here on Audiogon for $2oo and am waiting for it to arrive. Matt....
I had both. I had an MSB 111 with the Channel Island mods and Channel Islands HC2 upgraded power supply, which made the MSB equivalent to the MSB Half Nelson. When I got the Benchmark DAC1, the Benchmark was so far superior that I sold the MSB shortly therafter. It was simply no contest.
modd the link dac ,i did with dan and replaced the p1000 power with monolithic power modded,im running the network card so i can run it balanced to my cd player,it blows away alot get it fully modded from dan ,you will keep it for ever,also revelation makes the power cord for the dac and monolithic ,a must have,ialso have a tara labs air one power cord running it,with tara labs the one ism balanced ,and tara labs air 1 rca running to preamp..i wont replace for a while
Thanks Bbaxley2 for your response.I have decided to do my own mod on the Link Dac and I am building a DC(battery)power supply.This thing is going to be killer.I will keep everyone posted.