Funny that you say that. I too went back to my old Sherwood CDP. At first I did think the PS sounded better, but I didn't have the older one. I had the one with the little cord adapter. The thread does talk of a mod you can make. Maybe that's what it needs. BTW, I did hear things on the PS I never noticed on some CDs. To my ears, the midrange sounded almost too smooth. I think that the lower output level may have something to do about that.