When DS first came out, there were comments that it provided less bass with certain recordings than the PWD. We talked about listening differently, which version was more correct, need for more breakin, etc.
Has any consensus emerged about what’s going on here? I have heard this “lighter” bass in my own system. In particular, last night I played a favorite track where the singers finish, then one of band members (I believe baritone sax) plays the tune, in a fairly low register, to wrap things up. On the PWD, the sax part was front and center–just fun to listen to as the sax player does his thing with the tune. Through the DS, I really had to focus to hear the sax; at times it got lost in the mix. One might think that the PWD was adding undue emphasis in that region. But nothing else except the sax solo is really happening at that point, musically–just guitars strumming in the background. So it makes sense to me that the producers would make the sax prominent. That does not come across through the DS.
My setup has not changed since removing the PWD, and I have about 350 hours on the DS (maybe I’m just impatient . . . ) Comments?