This NAD3120 need for sure to be recapped ......but why don't take care of the signal path along its way to the power section??
|....the old capacitors|
|....the new LOW ESR cap twice value helps to have a deepest scene increasing sound energy|
|....tiny SMD (secret component) caps are magik for increasing detail and soundstage|
|....please don't be gready with resistors along signal path ;)|
|....a great discrete preamp section need even an improvement in his feeding|
|....Philips Vishay MKP orange caps helps a lot along the signal path .......the recipe|
Reviewing it's always a kind of puzzle!!! Some people raved for this device, others simply don't appreciate so much their typical sound.
I simply think that we don't have to be too stiff judging audio devices, such as many other things .
NAD amplifiers such as this model , the famous 3020 or similar 80's model the same power, to my ears sounds not bad not too right, simply a bit dark , a kind of tricked sound that can be found pleasant but not for the finests ears!
After the upgrade it changes its temper at all : the tricked scene where the soundstage was tangibly more compressed and smoothered like it was under a blanck , turns soon to a enjoyable scene vivid and dynamic where you can easily guess where each instrument is.......before wasn't soo easy!!!!
Now it's a real pleasure to listen!!! Great NAD after the upgrade!!