If I were you I'd get to hear one of these, and you can hear the whole range at Magna hi fi in Holland. One person's night and day upgrade may be another person's not worth the brass uptick. It's a bit different to going to a specialist and describing what you want / agreeing a budgetIt WILL do. I have made changes myself to equipment putting in better caps, better resistors in crucial places, better transformers etc. The guys who design this will have listened and tested the mods to get the different Levels of performance. The one I heard this week blew me away.