@ Stereophilus and anyone interested in commenting on the multiwave setting and using the DS DAC
My system is very simple and only the amp and DS are powered by the P-5.
previously the optimal sound when the Mk2 PWD was connected I had determined multiwave (MW) set to 2 was best, I did not change the MW setting when swapping to the DS. I have been listening to the DS now for a few weeks - the DS is well burned in.
Recently I change the MW setting to 6 and wow the musical performance was more involving and the toes were tapping more. with MW6 there is more audible resonance a greater lingering decay on notes when compared to sine, it just sounds better to me. So I wonder if others would try as I have done and report what the feel and heard.
The facts for me after listening with MW level 2 with the DS and changing to 6 the sound is more musical - I feel the music more its more alive. The difference from sine or MW2 to MW6 is significantly more audible and alive to me. The difference with the PWD and changing the Multiwave was no where near as significant and I felt the sweet spot was with the PWD was MW2.
Its interesting I read a post by Frode and he prefers his preamplifier in as the DS direct to amp is to polite. In some respects I feel increasing the MW to 6 makes the DS less polite and a little louder to the ear.
Anyone else have an opinion after changing the multiwave setting, what do you prefer? is your DS direct to amp or via a preamplifier?