A few days ago I added a lightly used P15 to my system, and I’m really having a hard time getting it to sound good. I can hear some benefits with detail and expanded sense of space, but everything is sounding really bright and ear fatiguing, and a little flat. I’ve set the waveform to Sine, Low Distortion, used the CleanWave feature a few times, and ended up lowering the voltage all the way to 105v just to mellow the sound a bit (which does help). Input distortion is about 2.9%, and output is .1%. I’ve had the P15 on for 60 hours, and half of those playing music.
My system is a Direcstream DAC, BHK Preamp, BMC CS2 stereo amp, Focal Aria 936s. Previously I was using a Shunyata PS8 Venom/Defender combo, which was causing fewer tonal issues, and might have had a deeper/quieter black, although it was a bit more of a ragged and dirty sound.
I’m looking for any tips, insights or tweaks for how to get the P15 sounding musical and listenable in my system.