Here we have a beautiful design by Sony-new generation "powered" by a performant CXD2587 !
This chip is an integrated "multitask" chip...... it's not only a bare DAC but even a digital servo with a build in LPF filter-output for the 1bit DAC!
It really do most of the work inside this Sony CDP.....and nice side is that it sounds really well!
.....a couple views of the original chassis
.....output with our nice fellows Nichicon Muse bypassed by poliester cap. and followed by Allen Bradley resistors.....mmmmmm it's like butter and strawberry jam ;-) !
I did not mentioned any Opa just 'cause I swapped a lot of them and I found many good working in my socket...it's on your taste!! My taste takes me to an OPA2140 and it still lay there!.....Impressive "punch" stunning bass clear and equilibrate middle and wonderfull riging bell on the high side!
poliester bypass allaround......
I did buy this player almost for mistake from eBay...I don't know what I managed to win it from an eBay auction but I won it on my birthday of 2010 so I considered it like a present from no one and I'm a kind of attached at it! ....and now...woow...it sounds more than decent!!! almost the same of his broth Sony195.....I would say different but not worst! Actually the best result were using opa2140 and OPA1642 the latter is a kind of strange racing beast...I need to get used at it!!! ;-)
I added the voltage regulators +-5V and I swapped the serie's diode for 4 super fast diode!!!
Wow!the improvement is really huge!!!!!!!Now I dare to say it sounds detailed but sooooo accurate...mmmmmmmm a very fine texture sound!!!!
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