Try to be short , so i will not bore you...
I have DISCOVERED fm STEREO 2-3 YEARS AGO, i am not a tech guy , had rotel michi -10 ( nice but thin sound good highs though)
I had Grundig RT-50 ( marvelous SPECIAL SOUND - bass to die for, but poor stereo separation - although i must add it was not checked for alignment ) .
I really enjoyed simple sst-1 Telefunken tuner and decided that when it comes to radio and fm the Germans OF THE 50'S -80'S are my sonic taste.
I managed to bargain my self Telefunken 3156 and got a belar fms-2 mpx. I have not heard the units yet
( the 3156 is waiting for me to take it from Berlin...) , and i thought to upgrade the belar 's opamps to hd ones
( Burson audio- i'v had A+ experience with their sonic attributes previously).
Now i have a chance to buy R&S MSDC-2 decoder, mint in box, the price difference is around 1000$ so i hesitate....
My Q IS : Does anyone here had an expirience with belar fms-2 mpx and or upgraded one? will MSDC-2 surpass an upgraded belar fms-2?
MSDC 2 comments are welcomed also.
bare in mind i am talking only about audio quality( bass, mid, highs, stereo imaging, dynamics etc)
i am not a radio "geek" and have no interest in "pilot" mode (?) , reception statistics etc
My system is:
lowther dx 4 in hedlund horn
Amplifiers: Bottlehead Paraglow se amps / TJfullmusic 300B 2.5V TUBES
( upgraded caps, resistors, sockets etc' and external power supply)
Pre Amp: Passive ladder type pre amp attenuator -dale rn-60d resistors / 23 steps
Source: esoteric P-70VU transport + deltec dpa pdm3 dac + RF filters deltec
Subwoofer: Audiopro b2-70 sub ( upgraded sub amp).