It is generous of you to point out that existing link.
Since I have so much to learn, and since there is a wealth of information buried in this forum, I’m thinking it might be worthwhile collating a ‘set’ of information that new people can refer to - if it doesn’t already exist.
I can see some active topics, which are pertinent. Will add this one to the list. And, in due course, intend on asking the experienced folk for useful tips, outlook, frameworks, etc. since it will help me and might also assist whoever comes after me in time.
EDIT : subsequent comments included :
a note that one should - in general - “RTFM”, which is generally uncontroversial. My own view : good documentation, done once.
i don’t think manuals are available for download, so anyone preparing in advance of receiving their equipment which has been ordered and paid for, would not have an ‘F.M’ to read ! (i.e. presently, I don’t have a manual to read !)
all knowledge is already in books, but conversation has its place all the same. Teachers still teach at school even though the knowledge is in the books, and so on.
Q: is the burn-in thing real ? I doubted whether cables would make a difference. They do ! What’s the theory behind burn-in ?
Note from personal experience : the Sprout seems to particularly benefit from being left on. the difference between being loads of fun for the money & it ending up on eBay / stereo.net.au seems to be how long it has been left on. Or maybe, I’m going nutz. I was loving it last night, but I might just be missing the DS. either way, my 300 W at 4 Ohms HK-990 Class AB integrated amp & dad (rated ‘B’ in stereophile) didn’t get a turn, Sprout played Tidal hi-res all night.
PS : I know manufacturer of Karan brand of amplifier suggests the AMP never be turned off; and it isn’t available for demo at a nearby store unless it has been plugged back in for at least a few days.