Hi Finsup. After having it for a whole day and a half, can confidently
say the Oppo/Modwright is a winner :-)
Seriously, it already sounds great to me and yes, defeats the Raysonic
-- my favorite for some 6 years -- pretty handily. I'm not ready to
declare it king of the hill for CDs. I mean, after a day and a half? But
I'm pretty confident at this point, And the tube-rolling potential is
awesome, if you're into that kind of thing.
Parenthetically, I found that 6H23n-EB tubes sounded the best in the
Raysonic of any I tried over the years. And if you're keeping the
Raysonic, you might pick up a spare Sony laser unit while they're
available and cheap.
I have an Oppo BDP-83SE too and never thought it sounded all that
great on SACDs, let alone CDs. So far, the modded 105 does