Hey, Bigman!Bigman80 wrote: ↑Sun Aug 20, 2017 5:21 pmHi everyone, just popping in.
I bought the Jolida JD9 due to the fantastic reviews I have found and the Mods that were done to it. It also fits in with me trying to be more "hands on" I am currently building a DC blocker as my first DIY project and this phono stage has about 100 pages of mods and tips over on AK. If it suits my future needs I'll keep it, if not it'll be sold.
The FB-OTP MK2 really is very good IMO and from my perception at the bakeoff there was very little difference in performance between that and the NVA1. As in line with every review from the bake off. The FB Tron wasn't in my budget, neither was the NVA2 with extra PSU which I would gladly have bought if it was. One of the main selling point of the Jolida was the fact it incorporates valves in the output stage and this is something I came to realise was important to me. I love valves and I now know that I want them in my system. That's what I took away from the bakeoff.
There isn't a fall out either. Sorry!
You must have golden ears. You prefer the Jolida, but haven't heard it yet
Ask Doc if he will build you a Phono 2 with a couple of valve holders on top