If I did buy a Wadia, I would certainly listen to it before having any modifications done. At first I was considering a Rega Planet 2000 to replace my Rotel. I borrowed it from a dealer and it added the third dimension of depth, which I never really experienced with the Rotel. Then I really dived in and started doing a lot of reading about CD players, thinking there must be even more attributes that I've been missing out on. I thought about the Arcam FMJ CD-23, then some other player and so on. Then I thought, what am I really after here? I decided I want a CD player built with top quality parts, not some compromise, one with a clean, simple, design, and of course, one that sounds so good, I can forget about the equipment and enjoy the music for a very long time. I have no doubts any Wadia would sound better than my Rotel, but after reading all the positive posts from the satisfied owners of Huntley's upgrades interests me a great deal. I want to upgrade my source having felt that I made well-researched good choice.