photonman

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Sun light issues... possibly?
heat and uv will definitely accelerate the deterioration and aging of the rubber driver surrounds. naturally, as the elastomers leak out, they get super brittle and crumble with the slightest of touch.That would be my main concern. 
Replace CDP or Ride out with Existing?
I have decided to ride out the cd era with my Sony. Vacation and a less than tactful salesperson consolidated my decision. I will do as Listener57 suggested and continue on with my small modifications such as brass footers etc.I will wait for the ... 
Replace CDP or Ride out with Existing?
I am thinking maybe a USB Dac like the Chordette QuteHD.Then I ride out my current Sony CDP with this upgraded DAC and at the same time give myself the ability to try out the computer audio thingstill thinking... 
Replace CDP or Ride out with Existing?
Emdog,I am slowly coming around to your suggestion. I have been reading on this forum about the computer audio age etc.What USB converter are you using. The BADA is within my cdp budget and the Art Deco even more so.Thanks, 
Replace CDP or Ride out with Existing?
don't really care about matching components as I like the mish-mosh varied look actually :)not bent on spending money. but I do have some funds available to make an improvement!My Sony is over 10 years old! 
Replace CDP or Ride out with Existing?
My budget is $2100 tops (cost of CDXT-SE2)the tough part is finding the components where you can actually home demo them. I demo'ed a rega dac and it was unimpressive in my system so that made me think that the internal Bryston DAC is good enough ...