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RE: Preamp break-in

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.

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