I have been using the PSA power cords, but this is my first component purchase. I went with the pre-owned SGCD and is still under warranty. I was on the fence of a used DS Sr, but I want to start here and see how the system synergy goes as my 2ch rig leans very, very slightly on the warm side of neutral.
The SGCD will be feeding a recently upgraded McCormack DNA-1, with input from a Marantz SA8005, Aries Mini streamer, as well as being used as a HT bypass preamp.
I will first swap my preamp and will also try it as a DAC feeding the RLD-1, experimenting is half the fun. My McCormack RLD-1 preamp while still performs very well, is also nearing 20 years old and might need a refresh, so we will see how the GCD compares.
Budget will obviously dictate this endeavor but I can see how the SGCD could also be moved to a smaller system if I ultimately acquire more PSA gear.
I’ve heard of some issues with the GCD in regards to channel balance and “thumps” but I want to speculate this doesn’t apply to every unit so we will see how this one goes.
Been watching Paul’s videos for quite awhile, I also really like the entire structure of PSA and am very glad to have purchased a product from a company like this.
Very glad to be part of the family.