"That project was stillborn some time ago. We have never offered kits for those units. Further, there are new mods in the planning stage."
What's going on Danny? All I need is a parts list so I can place an order.
At first there was the idea of offering an upgrade "kit". A bag of parts...
The parts were going to be $190. and the labor to install them all was $100.
It was then realized that there would be a significant amount of time required to draw up instructions, handle support, and the liabilities of helping first timers tear into a piece of electronics.
Jeff, at Sonic Craft, just didn't have the time to do this. In the amount of time that it would take to create good instructions and an upgrade manual he could mod out half a dozen or more units.
So the "kit" idea was dropped and the basic upgrade was offered for $290.
We do have in the works some other upgrade levels. There are a handful of DAC-60's being used as a test bed for new mods. Careful listening sessions will determine the results and assess the value of the mods.
We are going to see how far we can take one with a $190. mod. This includes labor. There are a handful of less expensive tricks to try and see how much can be done for this price point.
Next we are going to try and take the standard mod a step further without getting too carried away with cost. We are going to set a limit of $390. for all the mods and see how far we can take it.
Lastly we are working on a Super DAC version. For this version we offer the DAC fully modded with cost not being much of a factor. This will include replacing all the caps in the signal path to Black Gates or others, by-passing with high quality caps, Sonicaps, Sonicap Platinums, etc. Then shield the power supply with ESR. Rewire the board with continuos caste Copper wire. Replace the inputs and outputs with WBT Nextgen's, Possibly use a new Bybee slipstream filter on the data input. Dampen the chassis with damping material, etc. Then there are a couple of secrete upgrades.
Everything it needs it gets.
I think we can do all this and still offer the completed unit for under $1,490.
This will take a couple of months so don't ask to order one just yet.