I received the SS-Audio V5i op-amps. Replaced the cheap IC holders with machine tool sockets used in the preamp.

This made for a much nicer and more secure installion of the V5i, they fit great.
After listening for about a week, I have noticed a much improved sound stage.
But the first thing I noticed was very much improved BASS response which had always been lacking in my system, not anymore. The bass is tighter, more pronounced and punchy; just the way I like it. The range and detail in the music is just fantastic.

I hear more of the music, sounds and detail I couldnt hear before.

This is a great product and I can highly recommend them. This was a lot of work, but well worth it.

Thanks again,