100 3D,Live in a Shanling CDT100,SP-80 system?
Beeing an audionut for 10 years,i solved the quest after audio-nirvana,using solid state gears in the year of 1998.
The 100% 3D"s soundpicture was rather fragile,depending on
time of day,week-day etc.
The gear i used was Sony cdp-50
Meridian 502 pre
Meridian 605 mono-amps
JAMO concert 11
and Audio-pro 15" wofer active sub.
Because of instability i lost some of the involvment,
in the quest concentrating on the "music"side.
Then the Shanling CD-T100 came on the markett,love at first sight. I changed the output tubes for W.E.396A,and
Sylvania Goldbrand(goldpins) 2C51 in Headphone-out.
I listened for 6-8 month on my Sennheiser-600 only to learn
the CD. I prefer Tube-output and 24/96 upsampling.
I heard that a phase/shift in the digital domain was missing,and to correct this,a 180# turn of the power-chord,
had to b-done. The digital-output had to b "on cables"too.
Now the SP-80 came on marcket so another buy.
Today its tube out from the cd,
then power-amp ,then JAMO-concert 11,
from S.State-out Meridian 502 pre to Subwofer inn.
I use NO toe inn the speakers paralell the walls,
and the music are with 100% foottapping
100% 3D (no sweet spot,)
I now use Mullard EL34 but are going to change
the chinese 6SN/ and 6SL7 and expect a better "timbre"
and some more fine-details. At last a warning;
You dont need to pay for an expensive uppgrade of the
China-electronics but tuberolling,I see a lot of synergism
in the "original"-outfit.