Seadogs1, I had the Shanling T200 modded as you describe. In fact, I may have had one of the first. It is very dynamic with extended, airy highs and tight focused bass. Soundstaging is outstanding. The choice of listening to a tubed stage or SS digital stage is unique, and One I found to be fun to experiment with. However, I found the tube stage to lack the smoothness I expected with the tubes. My expectations might have been out of whack, I don't know. I am a tube newbie. Ultimately, I had quality control issues arise with the units I owned (3 total). To his credit, Underwoodwally - Walter Liederman - was extremely helpful and took very good care of me in trying to deliver a machine that was problem free. Two of the issues were totally Shanling's responsibility and completely unrelated to the Parts Connexion mods. The third issue was one of the Superclock II's compatibility with the T200, and it's an issue that Walter has told me has been resolved with the result being a Superclock II modded T200 that works perfectly. I have only the best things to say about Walter's service. My decision to give up the T200 was difficult, but in the end I decided three round trips was enough. I am taking delivery on an EMC1-UP soon, and I'll let you know the comparisons.
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