Tube DAC to take edge off Rega Planet 2000

I have been trying to buy a CAL Alpha, however, they are alway sold by the time I make an offer. So is there another Tube DAC within the CAL Alpha price range that is at least as good as the cal in sound and build quality to take the edge off my REGA PLANET 2000. I have a pair of Paradigm S2's on JPS Superconductors now and will be hooking up to Mac MA 2275 soon.
I've had the Rega Planet, Planet 2000 and now the Jupiter 2000 which I run with a Mac MC275 amp and C2200 preamp. The sound is not at all edgy, nor should your Planet 2000 with the MC2275. I'd check into the cables as a match. The JPS Superconductors are very clear although not edgy either. Actually, I just demoed the JPS cables and should receive my order in a day or two becaues I found them to be a great match with the Mac and Rega equipment.
Perhaps the JPSs are not a good match with your current amp.

Something is amiss but I doubt it's the Rega; unless it has developed problems. Call the Rega distributor to determine if there may be a problem with your 2000. Maybe it needs a service check.
I had a planet 2000, and though it is not "bright" per se, I did find some harshness and excessive sibilance on some vocals. If this is what you meant, I have heard it, so have others. If you are referring to some general brightness or grit in the mids and highs then you probably have some other issues as this player is perty mellow for the most part. What are you using for power conditioning? Many times this can have a huge impact on CDP's.
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