Following a friend’s journey from a DSD MK1 to a DCS Rossini Apex has been a mind expanding experience. Who knew?
My Apex upgrade won’t be until September.
A n t i c i p a t i o n!
You kids and your toyz……
The only Apex I’d like to upgrade to!
Will be a new unit or a reworking job on the Bartok 2?
It’s an all new board. Including a new Ring DAC. I think the upgrade replaces ~70% of the interior components.
Figured I would post a couple pics now I’ve had it a couple months
Have thrown a lot of tube at it already with more to come but currently have settled on USAF 596 rectifier and NOS GE 6L6’s
A tight squeeze on the top shelf, no other option with the tubes and I simply must have the preamp on the top shelf, always have!
Absolutely loving it so far
Those Lampizator anode top caps are insulated, right?
Cool, it’s a fab looking piece of kit
Oh well, now look what’s new in my stack…
Happy DS owner infected with the upgrade upgrade virus went the bumpy road. Initially focussed on DS MKII but jammed on an incredible deal with this beauty. Sincerest apologies but couldn’t resist…
Still happy P10 owner though
You lucky, lucky boy !!!
The top cap connectors on my equipment is ceramic.
Nicely done! dCS for the win!
Are you considering the Master Clock?
Of course he is !!! Unstacked Vivaldi looks very lonely.
After years of demonstrating its skill all over the place this Vivaldi fulfilled all its humble obligations. Strengthened with the Apex rejuvenation it is enjoying a well-deserved retirement at my home. Our love is mutual. Managing eachother is enough and for now I will not allow a threesome, not even with the Master Clock, period!
…hopefully i win the lottery before my new partner invites the Master to audition though. Once heard it can’t be unheard. The flesh is weak, never say never, future will tell…