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Not sure you need to run in the unit much?  Just sit back and enjoy the music... :thumb:

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Mine will never be turned off so I don't expect burn in will take long ;)

 

I only power down tube gear.

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Below was a question and Clay's answers over several posts on the Gieseler PSU on whether to leave things on. I think it equally applies to the DAC.  I turn mine off.

 

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I have gotten my system to a level that I can even listen at lower volume and still pick up new details during not serious,  enjoy the music sessions.  It is horribly addictive and I spend far too many hours on it.  :wub::wub::wub:

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I did an unusual compare yesterday. Not against another 2 channel DAC but a multi channel AVR.

The MRX -1120 came close to the Groß in a limited test and I could easily live with the 1120.

 

What that exercise did was also to highlight once again why I love the Groß. DSD superb, sound stage so wide that it almost replaced the rear channels of a multi channel recording. :wub:

 

 What we did not do was compare16/44.1 non classical music. The Groß does CD quality PCM so well and has this ethereal quality that is addictive (that word again!). Time and time again, I have difficulty stopping and want to listen to the next song. It is this quality that sets the Groß apart. :thumb:

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7 minutes ago, Snoopy8 said:

I did an unusual compare yesterday. Not against another 2 channel DAC but a multi channel AVR.

The MRX -1120 came close to the Groß in a limited test and I could easily live with the 1120.

 

What that exercise did was also to highlight once again why I love the Groß. DSD superb, sound stage so wide that it almost replaced the rear channels of a multi channel recording. :wub:

 

 What we did not do was compare16/44.1 non classical music. The Groß does CD quality PCM so well and has this ethereal quality that is addictive (that word again!). Time and time again, I have difficulty stopping and want to listen to the next song. It is this quality that sets the Groß apart. :thumb:

Aye, it has that same toe tapping involvement in the music that a good vinyl setup gives.  Since getting the Groß my wife has started letting me listen to music more regularly....  She'll let me play at louder volumes than ever before and has taken to humming and singing along with some music. It's a very special unit.  I think I'm going to wait for the budget version to come out for my second,  downstairs system. I was tossing up a used Klein DAC though from what I've read its a very real step down from the Groß so best left alone 

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@MattyW Involvement with the music is a good way to describe the Groß . :thumb:

 

It is good your wife is starting to appreciate the music. My better half listens to the Groß almost every evening, with no change ! She appreciates music that she knows but does not look out for AQ  :(:huh:

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Yes, the results are so good that I'm going to need to take it downstairs and try it on my secondary system. If great down there I'll be eagerly awaiting the budget version which will be replacing the Klein DAC series. I considered getting the Klein that's on the classifieds right now though I believe it's a fair jump in SQ between it and the Groß so I need to be patient.

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