So we’ve moved from a house with brick walls to a flat with cardboard walls.
272 + 250DR and some book shelves on stands. The living room is substantially bigger than what we used to have, 35mp compared to the old 20mp room.
The sound is lifeless and lacks any kind of energy or authority to the point I realize some keys are missing all together. I’ve tried everything, triple checked everything. I even deployed my Cyrus 8Dac and used my macbook as source, and it sounds better. It has more bass meat than the Naim combo, which tells me something is perhaps wrong with my kit. Now, if I crank up the music, exceeding my normal comfortable listening levels, things are better and we can feel the bass and everything else but still not happy.
Could it be the room? In which case, how come the Cyrus, which traditionally has a lean bass, has more meatier down end at any listening level than the Naim kit?
One more thing, powering the 250DR triggered my main power switch box a couple of times. Other than that, cant detect any dip in quality, except the general lack of energy.
What the hell is going on? This drives me insane. I’m listening to the Cyrus now, knowing I much prefer the Naim signature sound which at the moment sucks…
Thanks for any suggestions.