I did this after the fact with my Sony SCD 777ES a few years ago after I had Jerry Ozment modify it to bypass the Sony analog stage with his tubed Audio Logic analog stage. A friend of mine had a stock 777ES for which he was considering modifications, so I brought mine over and we compared the two. I'm was sort of relieved to find that the improvements were quite audible to all of us who were there, right from the first bar of music, even though his player was fully warmed up and mine had only a half hour warmup. I had always felt the improvement in sound was significant compared with other Sony SACD players of that type I'd heard, but truthfully wasn't sure about the magnitude of the improvement until I did the comparison in the same system.
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