Be honest. This is not a brand bashing thread since most of the components we buy are fairly high quality and we all already know what brands to stay away from.
At the same time, do not try to defend any of the brands mentioned in this thread. It is not a discussion thread. It is only a informational thread for members to share their minor, medium, or major disappointments with gear and such.
No limits here. Talk about components, tubes, wires, cables, tt cartridges, tweaks, caps, power conditioners, etc.
1. Jolida JD-100 tube cdp: I fell in love with this when I got it. It is a high quality unit that probably 99% of the population would thoroughly enjoy. It wasn't until I started tube rolling to try to give it a warmer sound that I began to get disappointed. The fact that a telefunken 12ax7 didn't compliment the already great sound of this unit disappointed me tremendously. After trying pretty much all the tubes that are known to sound good in this unit but didn't meet my need for tube warmth, I decided to pursue other tube cdps that would give me the warm tube sound that I am after.