I was a little disappointed that this cdp didn't improve my tube rig but I'm not knocking it because when I tried my Ah! Njoe Tjoeb tube cdp, it was pretty much the same results. More boom and bam which my ears do not like. I prefer detail and clarity over loud and boomy.
I learned that upgrades don't always work for every system. My tube rig was already magical to me so I shouldn't have tried to monkey with it. I attribute alot of the magic to the old stock siemens e188cc's I installed in my Sunfire classis tube pre- awhile back and it came to life like I never thought possible.
I'm trying the Jolida on my all solid state system right now which is a no no, slap my hands and hope to die. Keep the solid state rig all solid state grasshopper focus grasshopper focus. It's sounding pretty nice with some Jewel and Clapton so far but they always sound good to me.
The Jolida came used for $600 local pickup with 2 sets of EH tubes but I immediately put some telefunken ecc83's in it.
My plans are to keep the Sony C2000ES SACD in the tube rig.