Originally Posted by mjaudio
...So far all the respondents of TUC mods have not done such a comparison for them-selves, unless I missed it. Some have listened before sending off the said item for the mod but there is no way there aural memory is good enough for a comparison. They all believe
there is a difference and if that is good enough for them then more power to them.
I had previously mentioned that I compared my stock Pioneer BDP-05FD with my Arcam DV27A for DVD's. The Arcam was much better - both sound and video. When my upgraded Pioneer came back, there were definite improvements, but the comparison still favored the Arcam. After about a week of running the Pioneer 24X7, I compared again, and I found that the Pioneer finally caught up with the Arcam for both sound and video. In fact, the picture from the Pioneer was now a bit sharper than the Arcam. I was very happy to have a blu ray player that could provide similar (or better) performance than my Arcam, especially because Arcam did not have a blu ray player at the time.
Of course, my tests were subjective, and while I did A/B testing, it was not blind testing. I know that will not satisfy most here, but it was good enough for me.
I understand the reason for the switch in the tests that were conducted, and I think it was very nice of Kal to provide that switch. For me though, if I were to compare stock vs upgraded, I'd want to do it without a switch, because that's how I'm going to use it in my home. I know most here will differ with me, but that would be my preference.