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upgrade player or use modified oppo bdp 105 as transport
trn Hope you post your impressions on the Urd here. I've been looking into it as a replacement and also the Schiiit dacs.   Like the idea the urd has usb output. My musetec dac is supposedly optimized for usb input. Not a lot of transports have u... 
upgrade player or use modified oppo bdp 105 as transport
Soix You are probably correct. The RS2T is driving me crazy. Really think its a mute issue tied to an internal power problem.    Mute button on the remote has never worked. In fact only two or three buttons actually work on the remote.  Just unbe... 
upgrade player or use modified oppo bdp 105 as transport
update I went with the project RS2T transport (used) into a Musetec 005 dac via rca coax...balanced outs from the dac into a Benchmark LA4 pre,,,,,,, Sound was great, better than the bdp 105 as a transport.  How much better is hard for me to qua... 
DAC as pre amp
This is a bit late but IME either of two pre amps (Parasound, Benchmark) that I have on hand sounded better, hands down, than running dac balanced-out directly to solid state amp. Nothing on the order of an expensive Chord or T+A but an older Oppo... 
Help. System sounds thin and bright or harsh
Update New cd transport (Project RS2T) has killed most of the bugaboos for harsh sound. I am now on the right path without even doing room treatments. .Oppo bdp105 was just lean and bright in comparison.  Clean power, stereo subs (recommended by ... 
CD TRANSPORT THAT MAKES AN AUDIBLE DIFFERENCE
charlesdad1 You are correct it does seem to be well made while it also seems to buck the notion good gear is to have a substantial foot print.  The Benchmark LA4 pre is also not very big but is a joy to own. (got one after hearing it used in anot... 
CD TRANSPORT THAT MAKES AN AUDIBLE DIFFERENCE
tweak 1 and all I never unplugged the RS2T.  I am a bit embarrassed to mention that I put the transport on top of the dac on the floor and the cut outs stopped.  Placed the transport back where it was initially MINUS the Bright Star Audio super ... 
CD TRANSPORT THAT MAKES AN AUDIBLE DIFFERENCE
Hi all.  Felt compelled to chime in here as I just plugged in a Project RS2T after picking it up used. Looked perfect. Sound into a Musetec 005 dac via coax blows away an Oppo bdp 105 used as a transport with same coax cable. (DH Labs) HOWEVER, wi... 
Help. System sounds thin and bright or harsh
Seems to me more and more the 30.1's are just not big enough. Room treatments and less speaker toe in will likely help but not fix the sound.  Earthbound     I am seriously considering subs but a pair of rel s510's would be pretty pricey.  The re... 
Help. System sounds thin and bright or harsh
thanks for the AC check advice.  I can easily go the VOM route,  Listened last night after a wine or two and the system actually sounded "choked" to me at higher volume  
Help. System sounds thin and bright or harsh
E.S I haven't delved into actually measuring power. Don't have the gear or real knowhow for that matter. Had a windstorm last night but the system didn't seem to exhibit any real symptoms. Just the usual lean/bright sound with lesser quality reco... 
Help. System sounds thin and bright or harsh
adnorab thanks for your input.  I still come back to the oppo as my main problem aside from room maybe too big for the Harbeth 30.1's (no rear wall) I find i cannot tolerate music past 70 dcbls. voices "kill" in trying to get the music to excite ... 
Help. System sounds thin and bright or harsh
yeah audphile 1 it is puzzling to me as well. I found the same degradation in sound quality again with the pass labs replaced after a couple of hours listening. I have called pass labs or Reno hifi where I purchased the amp from (back in 2014) and... 
Help. System sounds thin and bright or harsh
A dealer suggested a failing power supply. Something is off with it for sure.  
Help. System sounds thin and bright or harsh
Update. Seems like the bright sound gremlin was lurking in the Pass Labs amp.  After new dac and preamp I finally unhooked the Pass and stuck in my older Nuforce V3 monoblocs that were just collecting dust.  I'm very surprised how good they sound...