I started a new thread last week where I said I would wait to review until the ISO Regen ships… well I can’t wait that long.
I am upgrading from a Denon X2000… well… let me cut to the chase. The stellar series makes that receiver sound like utter lifeless trash. I don’t have fancy speakers… $500 Polk towers. Man does the stellar make these modest towers sing! Huge soundstage and live musical sound right out of the box! Can’t wait to save up enough now for the Triton 1’s!
I have played with the filters… even on 44.1 material through Tidal, only filter 1 for me. I can hear the extra high frequency detail with filter 2 and 3 but both kill the stage depth. It’s brighter but flatter… filter one really pulls me in and has such a great organic silky sound. I never knew these speakers could have so much tight bass either. The pre/amp have great low frequency control.
I am a fairly new PS Audio convert where I first took notice while googling info about MQA and stumbled across your forum. I appreciated your questioning… too many forums are non-scientific and closed-minded. PS Audio caught me as striking the balance between science and art.
I started out with an AC-3 as an experiment… then the Dectet and some AC-5’s… now Stellar. I couldn’t be happier… wait yes I can… now to improve with new speakers and speaker cables.