Yeah, me too would like to know. The Underwood HiFi Mod is described in unusual detail, and most of it makes fairly good technical sense to this engineer.
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I have one modded by John Tucker of exemplar audio and use it for both cd and sacd. I have owned some extremely good redbook digital front ends and this unit is on par or better, IMO and IMS.
I don't have much to compare the sacd performance with as I only had a scd-1 for a few months a few years ago with little software to go with it. But the sound here is exceptional as well.
For $2500 including the cost of the player this is one of the real values I have come across.
I have the Exemplar Moded Dennon. John has replaced the cheap output section with a custom build tube section. He also upgrades the wiring and RCA terminals. The sound is the best I have heard. The player I replace was a heavily moded (Audiocom) Philips SACD 1000. I have heard it compared to two other moded players in a shootout. That was the deciding fact. I also have had contact with someone who had the Lindeman, the Mietner & the Exemplar. He prefered the Exemplar to the Lindeman and only slightly prefered the Mietner/Philips set-up. The lastest issue of Stereophile also mentions the Exemplar.
I would love to hear HPs comments in comparing it to the Mietner. Remember the Mietner is 6X-7X more expensive, and uses the flawed Philips as a transport.