Cheers. With the Cyrus I had to occasionally turn it down as it could be a little strident. This isn't. Whether or not that could equate to a shortcoming in the high frequencies I can only tell after a few days I reckon. But it's deffo enjoyable. Tons of grunt now it's starting to sing. I don't think anyone could dislike it hifi wise. One thing I am impressed with is the soundstage width . It sounds like it's far wider than the speakers. Clarity and instrument separation is really coming on now. It just sounds all more large scale ? Is that a good audio term ?
It is if it gives a good description, and it does.
I suspect the Cyrus lacked a bit of refinement from what you are saying?
The Denon should be better, and I am confident it'll become clearer in the next few days once you get to grips with what it's doing.
I hope the Denon is the one and continues to please. I know it's too late to chip in now but if I had £1,000 to spend my first stop would be the first Naim Supernait it's 80 WPC, has digital inputs, a pretty decent onboard dac and has lots of rca inputs rather than the usual din ones Naim love. I know it's not fashionable around most hifi forums but if you like Cyrus amps the I'm pretty sure you would like the Supernait.
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Great news, and there's folk out there who don't believe in 'running in'.
it's the mind acclimatising to the different presentation. happened to me plenty of times and it isn't running in because it happens with equipment that has had many hours of use even before it came to me.
And not everything that's brand new sounds wrong from the off. Whereas if running in was real it would affect all new equipment. It only happens when you;ve got a difference in presentation between what you're used to and the new item. Cyrus and Denon are quite a different presentation and Mr E has had what? 20 years with his Cyrus?
There's been a few times when I've had something new (or new to me) and thought I'd never get used to how it plays music and I have. And a few times were I thought I'd got used to it and then after a few months reluctantly decided it was never going to click with me. Hopefully that won't happen here.
Nah, it's running in. Capacitors are known to take some use before they settle down to their proper spec. Must be other things the same.
Sound defo can change from new - heard it many times myself. You can even leave the damn thing going and go back to it after a day or so, and the sound has changed, so that's not acclimatisation.
It's not always a change for the better - I recall a pair of Meridian 605 monoblocks - straight from the box utterly awesome, like the sound was hewn from granite, stunning. 12 hours later, limp as a limp thing, utterly boring.
Don't buy that as the amp would have been soak-tested at the factory and the caps would form then.
Although I'll concede that it might require some warming up from cold - new out of the box after sitting in a warehouse for months, possibly. That might make a subtle but noticeable difference to the sound. Which I suppose is all it would take. Difficult to separate that from psychological acclimatisation though.
So your suggesting is that rather than it settling in it's my brain that's radged ? mmm....Interesting. In fact it's probably more likely. My brain is a pretty random factor. I mean sometimes it's capable of even surprising me with its brilliance . But I have to admit that in anything other than a serious and solution needy scenario it's habit is usually to slip into complete juvinility. It's how I get by. But I have a question. If it went through no change from being in the box to its current state , why did it stink like someone had dug my mother up for the first 4 hours ?