I hope Dan doesn't mind me posting in his circle
I bought this little DAC way back in the day maybe 2002 and due to the groundswell of feedback about a young modder I sent it to Dan Wright to upgrade my P3A to modwright level 2. I think I had this in my system until the early 2010's and on impulse or maybe upgraditis at the time I bought an eastern electric dac plus and I did the opamp replacement in it. At the time I remember thinking that the eastern electric was a bit more transparent in comparison to the p3a? It was long time ago lol.
Anyway, things change and I recently sold the eastern electric dac on impulse. A few months ago I decided to hook up my trusty old Pioneer pds 507 cdp and just this week I remembered I still had Dan's P3A dac.
As the technology is 20 years old I wasn't really expecting too much. Well I've started using it again and it still works perfectly. How does it sound?
Well it has a classy slightly warm sound to the midrange, a really nice top end and excellent bass slam.
I guess this is a lesson learnt that upgrading a piece of equipment isn't always necessary and is maybe a sideways step. Haha I've taken lots of those lol.