Victor...any update as to your preamp...or are you intent on keeping MSB?
Not yet. I did find a guy with very similar taste to mine, with Mephisto Solos, who made the comparison between a few preamps, inclusive of the Pandora, vs. the MSB Select II direct, and he preferred direct, so that was helpful input. He said direct “lifted the veil” as well. Given that his Select II can be set to an output impedance of 75 or 150 ohms, he is going to try both to see if there is an audible improvement with the lower impedance, driving the 10K ohm Gryphon input impedance. My MSB Reference is limited to 150 ohms, so that will be an interesting data point. TBD.