Hello to all, this is my first post, forgive me if this is in the wrong section...
I am looking to upgrade my CD player, having a collection of over 1000 titles, I think it would be an investment.
My current system:
CD: Musical Fidelity A3.2
Integr. amp. A3.2
Speakers: Dynaudio Audience 72
X-Can V3 with Sennheiser HD650
Rega P3 with Grado Platinum
I have done all the tweaking possible with cables, dedicated power line, etc, etc.
Actually nothing wrong with this system, I think it is well balanced, and is giving me some pleasure, with "some" CD's.
Classical & Jazz are mostly fine, rock is 90% unbearable, but this is probably due to the way it was recorded. right/wrong?
This was a few days ago, in the meantime I have received my new X-DAC and was all excited to plug it in the system.
Without even burning it in, I can say that this thing is here to stay. It definately can pull more music out my CD's.
But I am at the same point: the good (well recorded) CD's are much better, the bad ones are even worse (instant headache...). Now I need to let that baby burn-in for a few days and will report back how it sounds. I did already order a couple of alternatives as far as tubes are concerned (changed them in my X-CAN with noticeable improvement).
I have also decided to revisit the cable issue, ordered a set of Audioquest Type 4 speaker cables, I am sure they can beat the Monsters (type Z or something...) that are in there. But I want to try only one thing at the time, LOL
This part is fun now, it is just a matter of "fine tuning".
Edit: stupid question: the Denon 2910 DVD player, connected to the X-DAC will only read CD's.. (no DVD, SACD, etc.) this normal?