My upgraded Din X10-D Nov 5, 2020 14:27:03 GMT
Post by justin65 on Nov 5, 2020 14:27:03 GMT
I wanted to share with you my upgraded Musical Fidelity X10-D. My CD player is a naim CD5XS which i have been using a Din to RCA connector and I used another RCA to Din to connect to my supernait 2 Amplifier. I thought why not use Din all the way so I decided to convert my X10-D to accept Din in and out. I cut a steel plate round and punched two holes for the Din sockets and the power cable. I did away with the RCA. I can now use the Din to Din cable from naim to keep the unique grounding of the Din complete. It is now looking much neater and thanks to your site Mike and recommendations I also fitted russian tubes upgraded capacitors in the X10-D and am using a nuvotem transformer. I remember I bought a X10-D about 20 years ago and tried it on my musical fidelity system I had back then. I found it smoothed the sound a little from any harsh sounding music but i found it also took away some of the detail. I felt it was giving in one hand but taking too much in the other so I preferred it the way it was and sold it on. I recently tried the X10-D again on my naim setup. The reason i wanted to try it again was because even though I have a great sounding setup I felt certain parts of tracks could sound just a tad harsh. I put this upgraded X10-D in the signal path and it has made an incredible difference to the sound of the music. I thought maybe it would take away the speed, the pin point timing the detail and the dynamics of the naim system. It as done nothing of the sort. It just does its thing when it needs to do it and smoothes out any rough edges to the music. I dont know how much more i would have had to pay to get the same effect. Valves definately serve a purpose in an HiFi. Thanks for your site and keep up the great work. I have included a photo of my converted X10-D. Click on the Link.