CX / EX Upgrade

I have taken a post from our Facebook page, outlining the upgrades to the CX/EX


The case work is not changed. The main board is retuned and the CX board gets new/more RAM. The power supply and control electronics are completely replaced. Good sounding fuses are installed. New software is installed. You get the benefits of a lot of design work needed in order to make these upgrades worthwhile. We cover express courier freight and all border processes and costs for most countries - there are some exceptions, where the customer will need to deal with border costs.

In terms of sound quality, the K50 is a large improvement over the CX+EX combination.

The upgrades close around 80% to 90% of that gap (on USB). I am stating a range of percentages because it is impossible to be precise when peoples’ systems and preferences are different. We have a long history of offering to keep peoples’ older units up with our latest technology and we don’t offer upgrades unless the sound quality improvement will be very significant.

I am curious if owners can have the replaced power supplies and control electronics returned with the upgraded units.

Hi Mark,

If I only have budget to upgrade one unit of the CX/EX pair, which would you choose and why?

Hi there andrewd, out of the two, I would say the CX would be the preferred to have upgraded. How we aprpoach the signal path, is to start with the best possible signal in the chain, and having the extended bandwidth, and noise reduction technologies in the server means that the player is getting the best possible signal to start with.

Hello. What is the latest date to book this upgrade through the website?

Hi there, the last date is 31 August, however as New Zealand is in a Covid lockdown currently, dates are pushing back, so now 17 September