Topic: New DAC User -- Need Help
Just picked up the DAC and using it strictly for home HI-FI through Speakers. My first listening impression is that the DAC using NO EQ and a flat signal to the converter sounds thin and artificial for most music. However, when I work the EQ by increasing the mid bass and decreasing the mids/upper mids, etc, the sound stage of the dac really opens up and the tonal quality sounds much more balanced, natural and enjoyable. Is my reaction normal for this unit or should the input sound excellent without EQ adjustment? I'm feeding the dac through a Bluesound Vault 2 and SPDIF/Coax and into an Octave 110 SE Integrated. The clock appears to be controlled by the SPDIF according the the readout on the dac. Perhaps clock sync or some other issue? Maybe a Firmware update is in order?