Musical Fidelity A5 modifications


Anybody out there got their Musical Fidelity A5 cd player (or amplifier) modified? Was it worth it? Any impressions welcome...
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I have a MF A5 CDP, with Underwood/PC level 2 mods. I cannot tell you what you'd most like to know, unfortunately, since I bought it modded, and have not heard the stock unit. My previous CD was a Jolida with Underwood/PC level 1 mods and the MF bested it (more detailed, less congested), but not by a ton. Speaks well of the Jolida, since I've enjoyed the MF, though I'm not convinced on bang for buck.

I should say that I had a pretty different customer service experience than the previous poster: work done quickly, well packaged, etc. But I dealt with Walter, not direct with PC. Walter's reputation for being sorted out well deserved.

On resale, I think if you read around here, you will find that mods tend not to hold value very well. This point seems to come up in discussion pretty often, and it seems to me to be reflected in the asking prices in the classifieds. If you deal with Walter, you might be able to work a good trade if you move on. I'm replacing my MF with a DAC for a PC (MAC) set up, and Walter has been very reasonable.