Upgrade Rotel RCD-02 or buy a new cd player??

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  1. ossy

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    Instead of forking out for a new cd player (£600+) am thinking of upgrading my existing Rotel. A company called sercal are offering these 2 options.
    Does anybody have any experience of doing this or would care to comment in any way?


    Level 1
    • Upgraded low ESR PSU capacitors
    • Schottky diodes for analogue and digital circuits
    • 1X S Power + 5V low noise regulator<LI style="COLOR: #000000">2X S Power +15V & -15V low noise regulators
    • 2X Toroidal Transformer & PSU
    • Black Gate (STD) Analogue stage power supply caps
    • Analogue output stage using quality, high speed, low distortion LM4562NA op-amps
    • Black Gate (STD) capacitors used for key Analogue stage (DAC)
    • Black Gate (STD) capacitors used for key Digital stage (DAC)
    • Black Gate (N) capacitors used for signal line (DAC - Opamps)
    • Sercal C1 Clock
    • DC cap bypass
    • Chassis resonance control
    • Spike protection on mains input to transformer
    • Price: £257.44 ex vat
    Level 2
    • Upgraded low ESR PSU capacitors
    • Schottky diodes for analogue and digital circuits
    • 4X S Power + 5V low noise regulator<LI style="COLOR: #000000">2X S Power +15V & -15V low noise regulators
    • 2X Toroidal Transformer & PSU
    • Black Gate (STD) Analogue stage power supply caps
    • Analogue output stage using quality, high speed, low distortion LM4562NA op-amps
    • Black Gate (STD) capacitors used for key Analogue stage (DAC)
    • Black Gate (STD) capacitors used for key Digital stage (DAC)
    • Black Gate (N) capacitors used for signal line (DAC - Opamps)
    • Sercal C1 Clock
    • DC cap bypass
    • Chassis resonance control
    • Spike protection on mains input to transformer
    • Price: £442.54 ex vat
    Any help appreciated!
     

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