Purchased in April Devialet Expert LE 400, PS Audio P5 Power Plant, PerfectWave AC5 power cables (wall to P5 & P5 to all components), Audioquest Oak Speaker cable. Existing components, Aurender N100, VPI Prime Turntable, Manley Chinook Phono Stage, B&W 802 Diamond Speakers. The Devialet, P5 and cables have about 20-30 hours, Speakers & Aurender would have well over 200 hours, Prime & Chinook would have around 70-80 hours.
Out of the box, my new Devialet, P5, AC5 and Oak cables sounded fantastic, very detailed, nice tight punchy bass & sound stage was, well, Wow. My setup sounded exactly as I wanted. However, 20-30 hours on the Devialet, P5, AC5 and Oak cables and sound has turned to sh*t, has became very flat, detail has gone, bass is bloated, like a blanket has been thrown over my speakers. No system or room changes have been made. Devialet support suggest cables are effecting the sound. So, after a bit of googling I read with interest that cables, particularly power cables, do have a burn-in period and should get better over time, so how come mine got worse over time.
Please someone tell me that this is just a phase my cables are going through and that glorious sound I experienced when new will return. Anyone have similar experience and how many hours are required for cables to settle in and give their best.