Brand new here; first post . . .
I’m no audiophile, but enjoy listening to music on a mid-fi system, playing cd’s exclusively. Figure I’ll never get the itch to try any other format, so in hopes of extracting every last bit of pleasure from my disc collection, I just purchased a pre-owned Directstream, the previous owner having loaded PP prior to shipping. I have it running from a Cambridge Audio 840c using a low-end Cardas digital cable to my Anthem integrated, using trusted RCA interconnects. Had high hopes . . .
Sounds just fine, but no better to my ears than just using the Cambridge (in “pass-through” mode; no up sampling) balanced to the Anthem. In fact, I am preferring the latter; more detail extraction, spacial cues, but surprisingly to me, very little, if any, more “cd glare.”
So, my question: is the DS going to work for me – a guy with a zillion discs, modest equipment, but a real thirst for musical realism? More burn-in time? Different configuration? Learn to like TV?
Thanks for sharing your thoughts!