I just got the DC-1 yesterday and tonight had chance to listen to it. I was temporarily using a cheap tube preamp that had some different tubes in it. sounded really like vintage analogue .
Actually got to listen to the DC-1 for first time. clean clear..but I have lost some low end somewhere. I dont think its the amp as it was fine when using the cheap tuber pre.
am I actually just hearing whats there at different level of detail or something else? im running a Wyred4Sound ST500 which is supposed to be geared toward a tube like sound and it had that sound when I ran it on the cheap pre.
I didnt get to try out the PT-100 on the new amp. I am hoping I didnt make a mistake and should have kept that PT-100 because I was able to tone down the treble on it and increase the bass.
Are you using XLR connections? What speakers do you use? So once you get it connected....adjust your speaker positioning. Play a lot with toe in to figure out the right spot, move the speakers around, try it closer to you, wider placement etc.
Last Edit: Dec 18, 2018 21:48:50 GMT -5 by garbulky
Transport: Sony UBP-X700 UHD-Blu ray player spdif PC using Musiland Digital Times WASAPI via BNC connection - DAC: DC-1->XLR XPA-1 , RCA->Basx A-100 CD: Denon DCD 600 PCM 61 DAC. RCA Amp: XPA-1 gen 2 using XLR connections. Speakers: Axiom Audio m80 V3, Sennheisser HD700 headphones. two pairs 12 guage each bi-wire speaker cables per monoblock Headphone amp: Basx A-100 (INCREDIBLE VALUE!!)
I think you will find that the 'cheap tube preamp that had some different tubes in it", whatever that means, is the cause of lower mid range (false deep base) bloom. The DC1, being very linear, does not give this false bloom. The bloom can sound nice, but it is not accurate.