Anax,When you were over at Tyll's place did you notice anything about the 20k streamer? Seriously though, with that front end why wasn't everyone singing their praises? I expected at least several "this is the greatest sound ever" comments, but instead what we got were a bunch of tempered responses. I think Han even said there was nothing there to pull him away from an HD650, lol. Were the setups there demonstrably superior to what you have in your own home? Otherwise that streamer is a joke if it cannot exceed what you get from a 20 year old Denon CDP (magical though it may be).
this is the track I used for the DAC DBT
My first impression hearing everything I had heard before was that pretty much most of the gear seemed a bit warmer or thicker and a little less incisive than what I had remembered hearing at various meets in the past. I think I mentioned that to Tyler/Hands right away and he can confirm whether that's true or not. So right away I knew I was going to have to adapt a bit and sort of reconfigure my sights and maybe even listening protocols.