I’ve recently tried two different peripheral updates: linear PS for the Regen; USB cable with split data and power. In both cases, the effect of the change was to increase the distance between me and the music, and “sweeten” the HF. I’m theorizing that accessory designers are still operating under the old idea that digital reproduction is harsh at HF extremes. Up until the last firmware iteration of the DS, I might have agreed, but the DS (and I assume many newer DACs) HF performance is exemplary – yes, it’s still slightly tipped towards the HF compared to vinyl, but I am starting to think that’s a vinyl limitation, since the HF reproduction from the DS seems incredibly accurate – compared to live.
Anyone else experiencing this?