So, happy camper with my PWT and PWDII for nearly 10 years but the transport seems to have gone on the blink now. It looks and acts as normal but the sound is distorted and unlistenable. After checking interconnects and pre-amp inputs, the word from PS Audio is that it’s likely the transport is the problem, the power supply or tray being cited as the likeliest issue. Hum…I had assumed the DAC or a cable connection was it but no, seems the PWT has to go back and I was quoted $750 plus shipping for an overhaul.
Right now I am not sure I want to spend $800 on this but recognize that without repair I’m sitting on a another useless audio box that I can’t sell. I’m wondering if I should just give it up and look elsewhere either for a used one, another transport, or just a full-function Marantz or equivalent that I can take the digital out of to feed my PWDII. I know the PWT has qualities that another player won’t but I’d prefer to put my money into upgrading the DAC to the Directstream. Thoughts?