ML 534, 536 no doubt superb -as most Levinson gear.
Recently, I found a No. 53 ML power amp brochure and wondered deeply about ML's claim that their then new flagship outperformed competitor's amps and even all previously manufactured ML (A/B) amps !
Telling us/the reader they pursued...
Hey 'twitchy': Since I haven't gotten to the '168' hour mark, I can't say. Yet, this morning, the USB 'Diamond' was sounding flat/ uninspiring, so (as normal when 'breaking-in'), I disconnected, then will re-insert.
I, unlike some, have been doing this a long time, and hope to offer some rare...
I agree; although I only have experience with AQ digital (specifically USB), the ones I've had/have include Carbon, Coffee and for the last 150 hours, Diamond USB (1.5m). And, an appropriate segue thus follows; the time required for 'Break-in/Settling' of DBS module cables:
My experience with...
Hey ayreman: I should have started another paragraph when speaking of cable length choice -nothing at all to do with DBS module positioning, that of course extends only a few inches.
The 1.5m simply enables greater component positioning.
Wow. Amazing. And sensible design. I'd choose 'Hi-Fi Stay' racks over 'Stillpoints' simply because I strongly believe in the design architecture of HFS stands.
I did not know of HFS racks previously -thanks kindly for the link. S. Korea make some absolutely fantastic product !
Nice ! ... nothing like experiencing new musical interpretations/perspectives of new gear.
YET, I remain impressed by your photography skill !
Oh, and don't forget to elevate SQ several notches up with the inclusion of:
Hi Lee: Oh, but do !
Way before I purchased the 'hunched-backed' AQ cables -I wondered about that growth hanging off the cable.
Upon first connecting (primarily the 'Coffee' USB), I noticed drastic changes in SQ -that went beyond typical 'break-in' experience. And sure enough -the further the...
That preamp (XP-20/22/30) deserves the finest IC's: Kimber SELECT '6' series (IC's), Acoustic Zen 'SIlver Reference II", Audioquest? 'WInd/Earth'? (all-silver), Wireworld ? 'Platinum Eclipse', or perhaps some Stealth (all-silver) IC's -or others, I can't quite think of now (lol). Oh, the DH Labs...
Brilliant ! .... and looks great to boot.
I feel SO strongly about the VTi (style) racks -hence my reply. I note, more and more (stand) company's are offering up such a design -and for good reason. Keep me/us posted if you get a chance to evaluate said stands.
Your system/set-up definitely deserves a VTi-style equipment rack -and do try to elevate the bottom component off the floor.
P.S. Clever placement of the subs -a big SQ advantage; between the 'mains'. Oh, and nice/smart touch with the loudspeaker stand platforms.
A nice set-up. And pic's !
The 'stand' needs to go. Try/find something like this (for MUCH better sound -isolation/coupling):
Color combinations are readily available; post, shelves, caps -as is the 'height' of each stack-able...