I finally pulled the trigger and added the DS DAC to my system. I am upgrading from the PWD MK II.
I currently have the Pikes Peak firmware version and I am only a few days into this new experience. Based on others’ comments on this forum, the unit is not yet broken in.
Nevertheless, one distinctive characteristic I have observed in my system so far is the apparent increase in the “definitization” of vocalists and instrumentalists as a specific “point source” in space across the width and depth of the sound stage thrown up in front of my listening position. This has been a little unsettling to experience in that this presentation is very different from the characteristic sound stage I have grown accustomed to. It is a bit hard to describe, but does what I am describing make sense/ring true to others?
Anyway, my question: What steps have DS DAC fans taken to adjust their speaker placement, listening position, room treatment, etc. to address this phenomenon (or other notable changes) to the presentation of familiar music wrought by the addition to DS DAC to your system?
I am wondering if moving the speakers closer together and/or adding some tow in might make the musical presentation a little more cohesive. On the other hand, maybe this new, somewhat holographic presentation is the new normal that I will learn to appreciate more and more (not that I am not enjoying the overall sound immensely).