Topic: RME fac Bright and Fatigueing for anyone else?
I am sensitive to hiss and high end distortion and hisses, and have been running and ADI-2 DAC for 2 weeeks, from qboz on my computer to DAC, straight into main in on my Yamaha a-s1000 (max V in 2.8v, use ato ref on rme, usually at -5dbu and volume from -40 to -18 dbfs and when somewhere around -19 or higher goes to +1dbu)
I am running it into totem acoustic Hawk’s wirh transparent bi-wire cable, and audioquest usb cable to dac. I have tried my transparent musiclink plus rca XL and MY transparent MusicLink Plus MM2, as well as cardas crosslink, and zu audio oxyfuel. All produce a sound that is too beight and hisses on s’s a lot.
I found my peachtree dac itx much more pleasant to listen to.
Right now I have a hi-cut filter on band 5 and set it at about 13.5k and that seems to solve some of the issue but it puts a real veil over the music.
Do others find the sound bright? It isn’t thin, bass is good, but very bright.
I also tried it into my line in and amp as preamp, no chnage but dac sounds better as pre.
Also, is this true balanced design or just has XLR’s? Thanks, cause am thinking kf getting a true balanced tube amp and want to be sure this is not just some gimmick connection