Review of TDSS Upgraded
NuForce Ref-9 V3 SE
by Jim D.
Sorry for the delay in emailing you. I have been [personal information omitted].
About the amps. Wow! They sound fantastic!!! It is like the “old” NuForce Ref-9 SE’s after steroid treatments. Everything I loved about the amps has been amplified (no pun intended). The base is deeper, sound field is wider, midrange is warmer and the dynamics more pronounced. It is like I purchased a brand new pair of mono blocks - not just having “upgraded” some old ones.
Moreover, the modified amps produce a sense of more amplifier power with even darker backgrounds. I suspect the new power supply is responsible for a lot of the improvements I am hearing.
As the circuits break in, the sound keeps improving.
I love classical music (especially modern orchestral compositions)and normally would wait until the a new component has “warmed up” and broken in before playing complex and dynamic music. The amps already sounded so good, I broke my rule and started listening to very demanding modern orchestra music only a few hours after setting them up. WOW!!! Nothing but non stop TRUTH and BEAUTY !!!
I really can’t describe the whole spectrum of audible improvements rendered by TDSS. I would advise anyone thinking of moving up to a world class amplifier and not wanting to spend a fortune, to check out the TDSS website and find out how to do just that!
Bob, thanks again for everything. I hope the above comments are useful to you. I have attached a few shots of the amps and speakers that you can use at your discretion.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family!"