When i decided in my nd555 i needed a preamp…252. I wanted to do the full Naim SL loom. My dealer told me to wait and let it all run in. Wise words, a recent interconnect trial, left me underwhelmed with the SL. Still thinking on the next move.
Funny thing is that I’m wondering if some of that smooth ‘analogue’ sound I’d loved might have been enhanced by slow component degradation as the whole system now sounds a lot ‘thinner’ with less depth than it did before, especially analogue sources.
I did this last week
So I backed up by putting my switch back on the rack and that sorted everything out
Also my new speaker cables are now burning in nicely…but I will still make sure that I swop back to my old cables in a few weeks time to make a better comparison.
I just spend six months moving my speakers around before spiking them into the new carpet
But I am still going to try and play with the rake, ie raising up the front of the plinths to try to raise the soundstage…
And as you change the system I think speakers will need to move position to adapt to the new system output
I had my 282/HC2/250-2 serviced and DR’d last summer. I think it took a solid two months to run in, and a few more months to gel even better. Now it’s sublime. I’ve done other upgrades too, but they would not have integrated so well without the DR and probably service too.