I'm looking to improve somewhere just not sure where. I was kicking around the idea of a new amp than talked myself out of that idea.
Than I got on the tube preamp kick and pretty much talked myself out of it also. I guess I was worried that if I didn't like the sound it would be money wasted. So I decided to dip into tubes the easy way and I bought Pearsal001's tube buffer and am enjoying what it has done to my music. It has done two things noticeably well,it opened up the sound stage and it has taken some of the edge off from the SS sound.
Now here's where I go into a tailspin. There was a thread about a cheap CD player recommendations(Mr Smith I think). He has the same CDP listed in his sig as me so I was curious as to what people's suggestions would be. Seems like the general consensus was a Dac with a few Jolida JD100a suggestions thrown in.
If I go with the Jolida I can take the buffer out and hopefully have that nice tube sound and more detail in my music.
Honestly reading the specs on Dacs is like speaking to me in Chinese. I don't have a clue so I go off from reviewsand suggestions. This is where your expertise comes in.
Their is a W4S Dac1 on Agon with updated caps for $800. Supposedly the same caps as in the Dac2. If I understood correctly what I have read I could connect this to my CDP and also another piece of gear. Maybe a music streamer?
So give me your thoughts and opinions. Go with a Dac or new CDP? W4S or something else? Jolida or something else?