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Thread: Where next from a Pioneer PD-S703 Caiman MkII?

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    Default Where next from a Pioneer PD-S703 Caiman MkII?

    Whilst I am happy with the Caiman II for Spotify etc. I feel it makes very little difference to the output from my PD-S703 when used as a transport.
    I have tried optical and coax cables between the two and just stick to the RCA now.


    So the first question is, what is the weakest link?

    The 2nd question, what would you do about it?

    The digital system comprises of:

    Spotify Premium/Pioneer PD-S703 to Caiman II.
    Caiman II to Firebottle KIN.
    Firebottle KIN to Firebottle Monos.
    Firebottle Monos to Electricbeach FH3 with Batpure supertweeters.
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    Is it a stock MKII, or a GFU modded one?

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    GFU modified.
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    Caiman improved my Pioneer PDS-703

    Bigger improvement when I added an Ankaka battery ot the Caiman
    Blue Jeans digital cable
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    Mike,

    You are suggesting that the CD player is the weak link?
    A better transport is a possibility, but what?

    The Caiman II is already running from an Anker battery.
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    Thinking more about the battery in the current set up. Didn't know you had an Anker.
    There are better batteries and PSUs and better results will follow from what I read.
    The digital sounds better to me than RCA with a Mark Grant / Belden digital cable
    The rest I don't know !
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    What I need of music are you playing?

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    A variety of music, but no jazz, blues or classical.
    More Muse, Keane U2, Pink Floyd, Dire Straits etc.
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    Is the Cambridge Audio CXC any good?
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    A little update.

    I have a Hewlett Packard N36L ProLiant micro server sat around not doing much.
    I decided that I would try to connect it up to the Caiman II to see if I could get the LG CD-Rom (could be DVD I can't remember) to work as a transport directly into the Caiman II via USB.
    The good news is that it works, so I can transfer the entire music library across to the server.

    Now I just need to install Spotify and iTunes and have a play over the next few days to see what I prefer.
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