Standard Romulus or Signature?
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    Standard Romulus or Signature?

    Has anyone moved or upgraded to the Romulus Signature from the standard model? Beside the addition of DSD I am interested to know the improvement in sound quality overall of both the DAC and CD replay. I'm close to purchasing a Romulus but can't help thinking in the long run the Sig might be a better option. I'm not really interested in doing a DIY cap upgrade but may consider this at a later date if I go with the standard model.
    Preamp: Karan KAL Ref MkII - Power Amp: Karan KAS180 MkII - DAC/CDP: Aesthetix Romulus Signature - Phono: Aesthetix Rhea Signature - TT: Oracle Delphi MkIII, SME V, Audio Note IO1 - Speakers: Gershman Avant Garde

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    Re: Standard Romulus or Signature?

    Managed to get both on home demo and went for the Signature which was a significant enough jump in performance over the standard model as would be expected.
    Preamp: Karan KAL Ref MkII - Power Amp: Karan KAS180 MkII - DAC/CDP: Aesthetix Romulus Signature - Phono: Aesthetix Rhea Signature - TT: Oracle Delphi MkIII, SME V, Audio Note IO1 - Speakers: Gershman Avant Garde

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    Re: Standard Romulus or Signature?

    Quote Originally Posted by myrman View Post
    Managed to get both on home demo and went for the Signature which was a significant enough jump in performance over the standard model as would be expected.
    myrman.......Nothing beats an in home demo with your gear and speakers to determine which way to go. Glad to hear it worked out for you.
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    Re: Standard Romulus or Signature?

    I previously owned the base Romulus model. It is a very natural sounding player with a nice musical 'flow'. It wasn't the absolute last word in resolution or bass slam, though it was a player I could easily live with (especially for the money). My only slight gripe was that it wouldn't read some rbcd's. From what I know of the Signature upgrade, Jim White uses better caps & resistors, and it has native DSD. If for no other reason than resale value, i'd go for the Sig upgrade in your shoes. Though in my shoes, I would spring for the Eclipse edition which would be a weapon.