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In Reply to: RE: Preamp break-in posted by Rod M on July 11, 2017 at 19:27:22
I don't expect delivery for at least several weeks. I'm using a K-5xeMP I bought used that I think sounds pretty damn good. Users and reviewers claim the KX-5 Twenty sounds substantially better. I don't think Ayre implies the sound of the new preamp will be bad, just that it will take a few hundred hours to reach its sonic potential given the nature of the materials used in its construction. In addition to the C-5xeMP, sources will an Oppo 205 that passes DirecTV, Fire TV, and Apple TV, and a Sony HAP-Z1ES. Watching TV can put on a lot of hours and the Sony can play in repeat mode.
The preamp has no phono stage. In another setup I use a Parasound JC 3 phono stage with a JC 2 BP preamp and JC 1 monoblocks for vinyl.
IF it does Not have a phono !
Then a 40$ Passdiy.com B1 buffer kit ..WILL.. outperform it.
Without any doubt whatsoever.
Audio game requires 'some' situational awareness my friend.
bare, your posts have been nonsensical and unhelpful. What's the problem?
I concur w/ airtime. Yes, several hundred hours are required for break-in/burn-in. I fully support this theory. Bring a fan of Conrad Johnson and that company's teflon caps/parts, I can testify that 500 hours, is the bare minimum.
For every device someone has some other giant killer THEY think is way better.
Freedom of choice.
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