Hi, I have a question about the Headline amp with a NAC252.
I have just lucked into a well-loved NAC252/SCDR from a fellow naimite in Oz at what I think is a great price. Thanks again @Thescotsman.
Am having a great time rediscovering a lot of older music that now sounds completely different - particularly stuff from my formative years (new order, prefab sprout, blue nile) and now sounds as exciting as it did back in the day. First time I can say I am hearing every one of Hooky’s bass notes. So many bass notes. I was surprised by the increase in the bass response of my system without a change of power amp or speakers.
I have seen many on this forum criticise the 252 as a laid back, sometimes unexciting amplifier but for me it has taken off all of the edginess of the 202 in my room and just left the extra detail and “flow” for want of a better word. Relaxed, yes, but in a good way. The 252 affords me the ability to up the volume without the room getting out of control.
My question is: Should I expect the output quality to my Headline amp to be improved over when I connected to the 202? Because it does to my ears and I just wonder if that is my imagination (psychoacoustics) or is there a physical reason for my subjective opinion?