@jac Well, I agree with you, that is why I did not use the word ‘audiophile’ in my forumpost. I used the word ‘mod’, because I always look for things or modifications to make things better (pun intended!) however small or insignificant they may be.
And that does not necessarily has to be an audiophile thing at all. If, for instance, replacing a few caps will improve the power supply in some way I would probably do that with my main players. Can you hear a difference? I don’t care actually, knowing my player ‘performs’ better, or is better equipped to perform it’s function (maybe because Philips was very marginal in its design, or maybe cost related, they are notorious for that) is enough for me.
Small mods like that in electronics are actually very common. Note that I refrain from using the word ‘audiophile’, because that is not the subject of these mods.
So while I stay far away from external DAC’s that cost or expensive interlinks and that kind of stuff, I always want my equipment to perform optimally within ‘normal’ parameters and with (what I consider) normal tweaking and tinkering.
I hope I explained my reasons a bit better with this post.