So my beautiful M700 monoblocks and the Hegel P20 preamp I decided to pair them with arrived today.
Took the rack apart, reassembled it all and introduced the new amps to my Directstream
I’ve read here the M700s and S300 need considerable burn-in. Well I can hear it. At times breathtaking. But also all over the place!
The Hegel manual says the P20 also needs “considerable time” before reaching peak performance.
Oh well, nothing to do except keeping listening to great sounds.
I’ll leave them playing constantly for a few weeks and then report back. But based on what I’m hearing already (and that’s despite them being audibly all over the place) I’m sure this is a purchase I won’t regret