I went to the SMc website and while it says the Platinum upgrade is available, I was unable to find any details about it other than the price, $1000.00US. Can you or Steve himself elaborate on them?
Hello Jeffrt -
Mea Culpa - it's all my fault! I must apologize, but I have been so busy I still have not finished writing the RLD-1 upgrade literature. I promise to finish it shortly, and if you will send me an e-mail I will send the information directly to you as soon as I have it.
Sorry for the long wait!
I also recently received the RLD-1 Platinum Edition from Steve McCormack and I'm just as impressed as AM1161.
While I was very happy with the RLD-1 as is, Steve's improvements have elevated it's performance to levels only found on much more expensive units.
To quote the original poster:
"You get vastly more resolution, more refinement, and a greater sense of ease and liquidity; bass is deeper and faster, too. The soundstage is incredible. The other aspect of the new presentation that I really like is that it's now receded a bit more."
I heartily second all these improvements.
If by "receded" he means deeper, I agree, but not by "a bit", my VR-4jr's now nearly disappear, generating not from the speaker itself but well beyond them, more depth than I've ever heard from my system. Almost like you could reach into the music!
Now to get my other, already very good, RLD-1
"Platinumized" by Steve McCormack!
Enjoy the Music,
Ok. I'm going to died now (of envy that is..). Having the McCormack DNA-125 and RLD-1 on my system and loving it as is, I just keep wondering how could they be with the new modifications. My budget is limited and my desire is unlimited.
If ever, I would like to have just the Gold modifications (price wise) but all the reports are around the Platinum mods (you lucky guys).
If I were to have one modification (Steve please..) which would be more important and performance wise, the RLD-1 or the DNA-125?
How about having both modified with the silver mod? Any thoughts?
So guys, envy aside, I'm happy for those of you with the mods already done...ENJOY ;)