Hello friends. I’ve owned the Directstream DAC for only one week. Frankly, I find that it is already marvelous with much of my music. The exception to my glee is the sound of pianos. I’m finding that after about 100 hours of use, I’m still experiencing a slightly metallic sound that lacks the attack, sustain and decay of my previous unit (ARC DAC8).
What do you classical or jazz piano fans notice. In your early days of ownership, was the Directstream as I find it? Did it settle down?
While synergy is important, I think that my Ayre and Revel gear should be a decent match for the Directstream.