I have a trade in Modified Raysonic CD-128 player for sale. It has our Level-1 mod and sold new for $2690.00
The stock CD-128 received a Blue Moon award at 6moons.com for Build, Design, Musicality & value in the under $2000.00 price range. They felt it was the best under $2k player.
We take this machine and made it dramatically better.
Our modifications were designed by Chris Johnson, the founder and former president of Sonic Frontiers.
The following details our Level-1 modifications for the RAYSONIC CD-128 Player:
a) We add one pair of premium “machined” VAMPIRE “direct gold plated over copper body” Teflon insulated RCA female jacks on the output (replace cheap stamped jack modules).
b) Eleven BLACK-GATE STD and FK grade PS caps, NX grade DAC PS Caps, and N grade output coupling capacitors
c) Two RIKEN OHM ½ and one watt "signal path" 1% carbon comp. resistors (gold-plated leads);
d) Two AUDIO-NOTE Tantalum film resistors;
e) Two KIWAME 2-watt carbon film resistors
f) Eight CREE 1A 600V high-voltage SiC Schottky rectifying diodes installed in the POWER SUPPLY
g) We replace the stock I-V op amps with world’s best – Burr-Brown OPA-627 in a special dual DIP module – 2 pcs. total….along with two machined gold-plated DIP IC sockets.
h) We add Four 4.7uf MUNDORF M-Cap metalized polypropylene coupling caps;
i) we add Four 0.01uf with REL-CAP TFT Teflon film and tin foil bypass coupling caps.
j) Four large EAR compliant Sorbothane feet
k) WBT high silver content (4%) solder used throughout
l) One sheet of SOUNDCOAT chassis damping material cut & applied where applicable, to control chassis resonances
m) Four pieces of DH LABS 99.999% pure solid-core long-grained silver output signal wires, with foamed Teflon tape wrap dielectric.
n) 7 hours labor
This mod is done to single ended part of the machine only
Improvements in the Level-1 mod are as follows:
-It is much more dynamic. It now has more jump and overall detail across the entire frequency spectrum.
-The unit is Quieter....the BLACK’s are BLACKER...thus, resolving more low level Detail and Ambience retrieval.
-It is More dynamic and micro dynamic contrasts are much improved. Highs seem to go on forever and there is much more air in the presentation.
-Transparency is improved and you can now look farther into the soundstage. It is like a thin curtain has been raised from in front of the music.
-Images are sized better and are more focused. Stage width and depth improve.
-Bass slam and extension are improved with fuller weight and authority in the critical mid-bass region...It now competes with more expensive solid players in this important area
-The clock improves the midrange naturalness, adds better detail retrieval, makes sound-staging better and adds even more weight to the bass.
A Level-1 mod was a 990.00 upgrade. All told this was a player that sold for $2690.00 + frt.
My player is rated conservatively as a a 5/10 as it has various small marks as shown in the pictures. It looks quite good and all the marks are small but there.
This player is a steal at only $1190.00 + frt and selling at that due to the condition.
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