I managed to get my AVP and MCH K38 all connected early sunday morning to try and get a few hours worth of listening.
I put on some tracks from about 8AM onwards to allow it some burn in time and began listening from about 1-2PM.
The competition was my Onkyo AVR acting as Pre and NAD M25 power amp.
I listened a bit when i initially switched over and noticed a wider soundstage on my GX 300's of the bat and the bass response was pretty damn impressive as well.Both my AVR and nuprime had double bass enabled.
The music at startup was initially a little lean\unfocused so i let the setup play for a few hours at a pretty decent volume in the background.
I started seriaasly listening in the afgernoon after the unit had been burning in for 5-6 hours. Must say the MCH K38 runs fairly hot and i think it takes a bit of time to get to optimal temperature.
What transpired was one of the more enjoyable music listening sessions i have had in quite some time.
The onkyo i thought always coloured the music a bit.It had a leaner slightly harsher touch which was tempered quite a bit by the M25. Quite a few people told me i would get a much better sound with a dedicated pre.
The Nuprime combo had a totally different sound and i do mean diffffferent. Very difficult to describe but i would probably settle on a more natural warmer sound that just washes over a person.
Also while the music was very well controlled it was too my mind also a uncoloured reproduction sounding more natural and much more detail ladden than my Yamaha or Onkyo AVR's acting as pr's.
My thoughts a half hour into the listening session was ,is this what people mean when they refer to the capability's of a dedicated pre ? ,if so i have been missing out a lot for quite some time
While this is literally early day l im really looking forward to :
Putting some flac and other high fidelity audio thru its paces. Only done my more normal listening 256kbps and 320kbps formats so far.
Exploring the HD moie experience on the AVP as well as testing the AVP playback capbility.
Some further burn in and settling of the MCH K38.
Playing with the DSD
In short a very happy camper already at day 1. I cant wait to dig deeper into the potential of the Nuprime Combo.
AS i explore more functionality il pop my feedback thru.