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Tripwr1964
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csp3 25yr anniversary mods
05/13/18 at 12:49:10
 
who all has the 25yr mods and what do you think??

mine is in the shop now.... i am very excited to get it back!
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Reply #1 - 05/13/18 at 13:02:00
 
Mine's on order. .. I won't be seeing mine for a few months but I can't wait.
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Reply #2 - 05/13/18 at 13:19:11
 
lon, oh i thought you had one modded already... must be getting some post all mixed up.
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Reply #3 - 05/13/18 at 14:42:21
 
No. . . I hemmed and hawed whether to see if one of my two CSP2+ could be modded but decided to go with a new one instead for the black top plate and for the 4-pin headphone jacks. . . . Expensive but I'm sure it will be worth it, I don't expect mine for at least 6 weeks perhaps longer.

Should be amazing with headphones, as much as I love my Taboo Mk IV after a month with the Monoblocks I can now hear the step down from that sound.
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Reply #4 - 05/13/18 at 18:31:01
 
I can't be very technical, but I get more resolution and realism from my system with my modified CSP3.
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Reply #5 - 05/13/18 at 18:34:24
 
Technical or not, that's the description that describes what we would hope to get from the component! Thanks.
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Reply #6 - 05/13/18 at 19:07:33
 
I listened to Supertramp's "Breakfast In America" lp this morning and the bells just about knocked me over with their resonance and pure tones.   Smiley
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Reply #7 - 05/13/18 at 19:10:46
 
I really don't like that album but I take your point!
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Reply #8 - 05/13/18 at 19:50:49
 
They can be shrill. Well tamed on my analogue system though.
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Reply #9 - 05/14/18 at 03:04:16
 
Lon ever tried some things never change (super tramp)?

It is cd only... but i think their best work.....
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Reply #10 - 05/14/18 at 04:13:36
 
Yeah I've heard it, I think I've heard them all but. . .I'm just not a Supertramp fan. . . . not my style of music.
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Reply #11 - 05/15/18 at 15:13:16
 
What headphones is best suited for the csp3-25? Or, are the LCD 3 a good option With this amp?

Those are ones im using now, and if a good match With the CSP 3, 25 i will be one step closer to getting one
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Reply #12 - 05/15/18 at 15:21:20
 
I have a CSP2+ and a Taboo Mk III and Taboo Mk IV and two pair of headphones. To be honest, the LCD-2 that I have sound better with the Taboos than the CSP2+ and the Oppo PM-1 that I have sound better with the CSP2+ than with the Taboos. The differences aren't dramatic, but noticeable. I really like both pairs of headphones.  I think that chances are the CSP3 25th Anniversary may work well with either. I'll find out when mine is built and arrives. . . .
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Reply #13 - 05/16/18 at 12:13:18
 
well just picked my csp3-25 yesterday.
25th mods
step atten
silver rca's

it's nothing short of stunning, from the min i flipped the switch.  i ran a little analog and digital thru it last night and i about shit.  

the realism and detail are amazing!

i can't wait to get home from work tonight Grin
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Reply #14 - 05/16/18 at 12:36:55
 
Received my CSP3-25 couple days ago and it sounds fantastic.  Put some top notch tubes in it (Amperex USA pinched waist 6922 input, Telefunken E188CC ‘65 X2 output and Mullard metal base GZ34).  The transparency and air is incredible.  Very layered and resolving.  Going to run this combo of tubes a bit before I do more rolling.
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Reply #15 - 05/16/18 at 12:40:07
 
Awesome! Thanks for weighing in gentlemen!
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Reply #16 - 05/16/18 at 14:19:23
 
it's not cheap, but far exceeded my expectations and worth every penny!
i don't even have my hawthorn augies hooked up yet, and don't think i need them.  the pre has woken up my maggies, big time.

i kept the input that steve provided 6n5p, nos amprex 6922 output, and nos mullard metalbase 5ar4 rectifier.  i am planning to run it in with these... but this tube compliment is pretty darn nice.

nice to hear from others with this mod.  sounds like we are all hearing the same thing.

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Reply #17 - 05/17/18 at 01:26:38
 
Has anyone tried using 2C51/WE396A with a pin adapter with the CSP3?
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Reply #18 - 05/17/18 at 01:28:21
 
To the person trying to PM me about LCD3 questions, please email me at cityill@me.com.  I haven’t posted enough to gain messaging privileges yet!
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Reply #19 - 05/17/18 at 01:43:40
 
Hey Tripwr.  One of my go to reference LP's is supertramp - crime of the century...Wow! An awesome sonic roller-coaster. I keep telling myself I should get the mobile fidelity mastered LP. Perhaps after I have the SE84UFO25 in hand!
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Reply #20 - 05/17/18 at 17:20:36
 
ace,  yes i love that one too!

i have MFSL, Japan, and us version of this.
i'd recommend going after a Japanese version.  i like it better than MFSL version... and it less $$$.

working from home today giving the csp3 some break in hours listening to radio paradise.  i still cant get over how well this pre has matted with the rest of my system.  it is the best senergy i've ever encountered.  

i did listen to my sennheisers 650's last night.... and the mind blowing continues!!

between this csp3 and the 25th zen, i think it may be your best sounding decware gear i've heard.  oh and lets not forget the DNA2's!  like those a bunch too!

my maggies love this combo CSP3-25 and cary 120s.  the mids are beautiful, and the lower mids are much more solid.  the depth and detail of the sound is crazy.  you just close your eyes and imagine yourself anywhere.  thks Steve!
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