Category Archives: CD Players & DACs

Articles where the focus pieces of equipment are CD players & DACs. This includes CD player and DAC reviews, their service, repair and modification.

Musical Fidelity M1 DAC Review & Upgrades

The Musical Fidelity M1 DAC shares some of the same DNA as the awesome Tri-Vista 21. Come along as I upgrade this DAC and discover just how good she can sound.

Think of the Musical Fidelity M1 DAC as the little DAC that could. For its very modest asking price when released, you got a lotta DAC for the money.… Read more

Musical Fidelity Tri-Vista 21 Tube DAC Repair, Upgrades & Testing Video

Join me for my longest video yet, as I repair and upgrade a broken Musical Fidelity Tri-Vista 21 Tube DAC.

Follow along as I describe finding and repairing the faults, upgrading and then testing this wonderful Musical Fidelity Tri-Vista 21 Tube DAC. In the end, I was able to achieve¬†just 0.001% THD + noise from this baby, a superb result!… Read more

Meridian 506.24 CD Player Service & Mystery Fault Repair

The Meridian 506.24 is a seriously good CD player, one of the very best I’ve had the pleasure of listening to. This 506, however, had a strange, mystery fault. Read on to discover how I serviced and finally fixed this stunning CD player.

If you want a smooth, relaxed, organic-sounding player, you’ll go a long way to find one better than a Meridian 506.24.… Read more

Rare Musical Fidelity Tri-Vista 21 192K Tube DAC for Sale!

Here is your chance to own a rare and extensively upgraded Musical Fidelity Tri-Vista 21 192K Tube DAC, in almost pristine, unmarked condition. Priced @ just $1595.

UPDATE: This DAC sounds so good that I’ve decided to keep her for now and do even more upgrades. I listened to her again and just couldn’t bring myself to sell her, despite having a potential local buyer!… Read more

Amazing Kenwood L-1000 Hi-Fi System in for Service

Wow, would you believe I’ve just serviced a complete Kenwood L-1000 hi-fi system?! Just incredible gear, beautifully constructed, with stellar build-quality.

The Kenwood L-1000 series of components are becoming rare now, so to find a complete system in the hands of its original owner is something pretty special. This stack of gear consisted of the Kenwood L-1000M power amplifier, L-1000C preamplifier, L-1000D CD player and L-1000T tuner.… Read more