Originally Posted by stieger
Does anyone know if the 861v6 has a linear power supply, or is that reserved for the v8?
The V6 did not have a linear power supply but it is available either individually or as part of the V6 to V8 upgrade.
I started with a V4 about 8 years ago and have progressively moved to a V6 and now a V8. The upgrade from a V4 to a V6 was significant and the next upgrade to V8 was also, but not quite as big a jump.
I did the V6 to V8 upgrade in 2 stages. The first stage was to add the the linear power supply. I only did a brief listen before the full upgrade but I estimate that the improvement due to the power supply was about 80% of the full upgrade.
One of the most significant upgrades I have ever done (and the cheapest! ) was changing the filter to a Revelation one filter.
Full details of the filter are here:
Other than as a satisfied customer, I have no commercial interest in the Revelation filter