Most of the original PID mods originated around 10 years ago in the US, Silvia was an inexpensive well made machine that produced good results, however the tinkerers got to work and developed the PID modifications and of course these became a must have, whether or not they produce better more consistent coffee than their non PID siblings is debatable, those that have paid their 300 hard earned dollars naturally say its a vast improvement, while others like myself who chose not to go down the PID path claim that the solution is in getting to know your stock standard Silvia well.
As far as Im concerned Silvia served me very well for many years exactly as it came out of its original box.
Cant comment on other machines but technology has progress since the days of the first Silvias, someone will correct me if Im wrong but Ive a feeling that one of the machines in this price range are manufactured with an inbuilt PID.
My feelings exactly. ;)Originally Posted by 5A475C55320 link=1284179660/0#0 date=1284179660