SPECTRON AUDIO FACTORY UPGRADES
to the Musician III Mk2
to the Musician III Signature
to the Musician III
to the Premiere
- HYBRID PLUS Upgrade
Upgrades to the
Musician III Mk2
is "supplementary" or quantitative - it improves upon existing
sonic characteristics by the addition in the power supplies of
very high quality Oil and Teflon
capacitors. These capacitors in the power supplies are
responsible for additional "finesse" and "liquidity" which are
never enough in any amplifier.
Super-Effect Bybee Purifiers
This upgrade is
"complimentary" - it adds a different quality; the palpability,
presence and 3D body that up to now only a tube amp,
particularly SET could provide. The Super-Effect Bybee Purifiers
are described in more detail by Bybee Technology (see
Golden Goddess 'Super Effect' Speaker Bullets, MSRP: $4,200)
The identical set of the Purifiers is now offered by Bybee in
his power cord for $3,295 (read
review). The main difference is that we install these
filters between the transformer, and the diode bridges where
their effect is maximum.
Premium Fuses Upgrade
This upgrade consists of Pure Transmission "slow blow" Furutech Main Fuse and Four deep cryogenically "fast blow" cryogenically treated ceramic CryoParts Rail Fuses. Improves signal transfer dramatically reducing "fog", grain and noise.
Premium Fuse Upgrade - $100
V-cap Upgrade - $850
Bybee Upgrade - $1500
Note: please, place your
order for these upgrades before your amplifier
Upgrade the Monoblocks:
Jumper between two XLR or two RCA inputs: $50 per amplifier.
Upgrades to the Musician III Signature
The new Mk2 model features an improved
input stage and a re-designed, simplified output stage. It
incorporates numerous upgraded parts throughout, including
totally re-engineered power switching modules, new
audiophile-quality hook-up wire, and custom-designed capacitors
in the sonically crucial reconstruction filter.
upgrade from the Signature to the Mk2 is available, at a cost of
$695 plus shipping to and from the factory.
Bybee Upgrade - $1,550
Upgrades to the Musician III
This upgrade includes the Signature
upgrade which consists of a totally redesigned power supply
with 100 filtering capacitors, redesigned input stage,
redesigned reconstruction filter and RF filtering circuit,
improved current transfer and improved vibration control, high
quality Cardass binding posts as well as a number of other
improvements. This upgrade also includes Mk2 upgrade
described above. These results in:
- Increased bandwidth from 60 kHz to 100kHz;
- ESR (Equivalent Series Resistance) is dropped
more then 20 times,
- SNR (estimate) is increased by about 10 dB.
- The new ultra-low distortion level does not
change with output, whether that output is 1 watt or the full
output of 600 watts.
- Peak power is more then 3500 Watts per
channel over 0.5 second, providing vastly increased headroom.
Bybee Upgrade - $1,500
All Musician III amplifiers can be upgraded to black anodized faceplate. If
ordered before assembly then free. Upgrade from silver faceplate to black
Upgrades to the
Mk2 upgrade includes everything described in
Musician III Mk2 Upgrade except rebuilt
power supply and Cardass binding posts.
Price: $300 per channel
(any number of channels) plus shipping.
Super-Effect Bybee Purifiers $1,500
per power supply - up to a total of two
Musician II -
HYBRID PLUS Upgrade
This upgrade is, in essence, the creation of a practically new
product - the Musician Hybrid Plus. This new amp is based on
your Musician II which will have 3 out of 4 boards being
replaced with new Musician III Mk2 electronics which includes
the heart and soul of the Musician III Mk2 - new redesigned
"digital" modules giving the non-artificial life-like sound
described in many reviews.
The sound is much better than a Musician II
and almost indistinguishable from a Musician III SE. Veil is
gone and holographic depiction of soundstage is expanded. Bass
is deeper, richer and with greater slam. The specs are also very
similar to that of the Musician III Mk2. Naturally, the look is
still an elegant Musician II look.
All work is done at Spectron; Musician Hybrid
Plus also comes with a FULL 3-YEAR
MANUFACTURER's WARRANTY. Considering that a new
Musician IIIMk2costs $7,195, it's the best deal in town!
Price: $1,295 plus shipping
Bybee Upgrade - $1,500
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