I doubt it but of course it has the 30 day trial to make sure. Their service dept. should keep yours going forever. It really depends on how many disks you have.
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I have a lot of discs but I also have an Auralic Aries G2.1 streamer which keeps me busy. The PWT has a better tone by a little but the Aries may have better width in the sound stage. My amplifier is still new so play time will improve overall sound. The PWT is a little nicer than the Aries which is nice.
The original PWT still sounds excellent and has withstood the test of time, I don’t doubt that the latest PS Audio transport could be an improvement but to what extent? "Very much bettet" is it ? or maybe subtly better. 8800.00 CND seems a steep price for the latest model.
Some Audiogon members have posted that the Jay Audio CDT2 MK II is an improvement from their original PWT. Could very well be but no question that the original PWT was/is a terrific CD transport.
I too have an early PWT (purchased in 2011), that feeds a PWD Mk1. The drawer has been getting a bit loose and shaky. I've thought about other transports, but I like the I2S connection between the two units. The price for a new PSA transport is crazy (even with potential trade-in). BTW, the "upgrade" of the DAC to pure DSD mode, starting with Mk2, remains controversial, IMHO. I can't claim to have heard the two side-by-side, but I know some seasoned audiophiles who were never enthusiastic about the result...
I would call and talk to Paul personally let him know you are a prior owner and see if he will make an exception to the 30 day rule. Let him know your are a serious customer and not a tire kicker. I would not be surprised to see him allowing an extended trial for you. They are really good people at PS audio.