My mumbo jumbo meter just went haywire. 🧭 Yikes!
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Funny, I don't keep buying equipment until I die. I've upgraded my cabling and tweaks but that's it for 13 years. I plan to upgrade my speakers in the future and possibly my DAC. Listening to Patricia Barber recordings is not my choice for judging an audio system. I use a broad selection from various genres of music. I prefer analog recordings made in the 1950's and 1960's. Maybe the Lumin modified is great. I've heard many excellent DACs in the past 10 years compared to terrible sounding CD players from the 1980s.
The biggest benefit of a turntable is the fact that you can play old records that come from the real master. Because there are many old recordings from which there are no real masters anymore. So they use a back-up copy from which they made a CD. But all these CDs are very poor.
This means that no CD-player or even network player can ever come close to a good turntable with old recordings. I heard it at different times and I sold also many turntables in the past. It is maybe not my personal choice, but I understand very well the benefit of a turntable.
When a network player has an inbuilt DAC the level in layering becomes bigger. This is why it is a lot more effective to modify a network player with an inbuilt DAC. Now in 2019 we are still waiting and hoping to find a separate DAC that has a much higher level in diversity in sound.
We always make those choices that create the best results. We auditioned many expensive DACS with network players and they were not able to reveal the same level in layering we have. Besides the layering in sound, a modified Lumin is a lot more dynamic compared to separate DACS with network players. I need to mention that we also use modified power supplies.
So the combination of a modified Lumin network player and a separate modified power supply together makes the big difference in the end result. The Lumin owns the perfect DNA to be upgraded with a modification. This means that their technique is essential for us to create and achieve this ultimate level.
This is why we are always are looking for the best DNA to create together with our modifications to the best results. Without this DNA it is impossible to create any ultimate level in quality and end result. This means that even before a modification the source needs to be able to reveal all aspects of sound.
My direct disc 78s didn't have tape in the way. They can have superb musicality despite their sonic shortcomings. However, CD remasterings can improve the sound with reequalization, speed control (for acoustics) and noise reduction that enhances the sound as well as the performance. I appreciate the sound of my CD remastered 78s more with my higher end (not SOTA) system, particularly due to their performance and dynamics sound.