Other than it blasting at 100% volume when I first used it, this thing sounds wonderful.
I meant to listen to just a little bit of the DSD version of Norah Jones’ wonderful debut, Come Away With Me-- just a quick listen to see if I could hear the difference. I’ve now listened to almost the entire album! Everything sounds so clear and crisp. I can pick out the instruments, as they all seem to have their own space. And for some reason, the bass is better than the SGCD.
I’m a happy camper so far. I suppose the thing still needs about a week burn in, too!
I’m running the DSD directly into a pair of M700s right now, driving a pair of Maggie 1.7i via quite honestly shitily terminated Canare 4S11 wire. I’ll try some more speaker wire out soon. Belden maybe? The DSD is being fed by an Allo USBridge (excellent value streamer!) with a WiFi adapter via Roon. I’ll get another pair of XLR cables in tomorrow, so I’ll test to see how things sound when running through the SGCD as a preamp.
I SWEAR there is still some slight imbalance in these speakers, and it is driving me up the wall.