JPS labs - no doubt. It is amazing in general but on the Jolida it has synergy.
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High jmd: you're going to get as many opinions for a PC as there are people willing to answer your question. I've had the JD 100 Level 1 mod for about 1.5 years and tried different cords. Right now I use the inexpensive Supra Lo Rad cord and it sounds good. Are you using a power conditioner with your cdp? Be careful- the one I've used the past 2 years (I won't name any names) was taking some of the livliness out of my music without me realizing it. With the JD100 you will want to have the optimum setup to keep it lively. I also recommend Herbies Halo tube dampers.
Thanks, folks. All good suggestions; I'll probably try first whatever comes up reasonably, used.
"I like my Signal Audio Magic Digital PC." means the digital cable from Frank's "Signal Cable"? I have his SC and ICs already, like the SCs quite well.
Foster_9: Thanks for the suggestions. I gather one removes the stock tube covers when using the dampers? Btw, I do not powercondition, though I do run a dedicated circuit with cryo'd unplated hubbels from cryoparts. No idea whether this makes a difference, but I needed more outlets!
Audiofeil: Well, since you mention it . . . In addition to the Jolida, I use an Odessey Stratos Dual Mono Extreme, Marsh 2000b pre, and am in the process of putting together North Creek Eskas (listening room = living room; Eskas designed for near front wall in smallish rooms). I expect the CDP might be the most natural upgrade, finances and inclination permitting. I'm guessing I'd want to stay under 2k (used is fine), given the surrounding gear. Suggestions?
There are a lot of nice machines in the 2K range. If it were me, I would look for a newer used model from an established Audiogoner with good feedback. Most of these units are for sale because the owner is upgrading. Look for Ayre, Wadia, Cary, Musical Fidelity, Naim, etc.
Lastly, if you are willing to wait a little and save some extra money for something in the 3K range, this opens up many more options and IMO will offer you much much more.