I got a nap 200 a few months ago and popped it on to the atom and thought I heard immediate improvements all round so I kept it hooked up. Sounds a little more powerful, a little more dynamic perhaps. A few days ago I thought I’d go back to just the Atom on its own to assess as something has just been sounding off. Hmmm straight away I noticed clearer highs and what sounded like a more cohesive soundstage. Swapping back and forth for over the last few days has been really interesting. I much prefer the Atom on its own. Even through my big speakers. I have separate bass units with built in amps so I still get fantastic bass with the Atom but the rest of the sound seems clearer but also more musical and cohesive. Interesting. I would have assumed that it would be a definite improvement.
The Nap 200 is a 2018 model so I assume it doesn’t need servicing.
Has anyone else experienced this?
Is there a difference in the sound signature of the amps? It sounds good just not as fun and clear as the Atom.
For now, the Atom is staying on alone.