DirectStream attenuation - how is it implemented?


#1

How is the attenuation on the DirectStream (enabled via the filter button on the remote) implemented? Does playing music with attenuation enabled require a period of break-in to sound its best?

-Jeff


#2

Sorry… Just found another threads that answers this. :-/ is it fair to say the resistors used for attenuation benefit from some period of burn-in?


#3

Interesting thought.

probably not. Engaging the attenuation might speed up the overall burn in process since the front end thinks it is working harder.


#4
jtrimm said Sorry.. Just found another threads that answers this. :-/ is it fair to say the resistors used for attenuation benefit from some period of burn-in?
As Gordon hinted engaging the 20dB attenuator when not-listening but breaking the unit in will draw more current thru the analog stage and particularly thru the transformer. Whether these are the things that break-in or not I don't know for sure. Whether or not you will be using the attenuator in normal usage having it engaged during break in won't hurt.