Since the arrival of my circa 2000 NAP500 and slightly younger NAC 552, both serviced late 2016 but not DRed I have been enjoying streaming with a newly acquired Innuos Zenith Mk 2 via Audiophilleo + PurePower USB to SPDIF into nDAC + 555DR. The CDX2 sat on its Naim glass etc. now connected bare into 552.
So yesterday I put the Naim glass under the Rega Aria (see photo). The Aria hadn’t been sounding as good as streaming but it’s sound benefited from the 552/500.
Now the RP10/Aphelion/Aria via SL interconnect sounds more than the equal of the streaming setup! What’s more the streaming sounds noticeable better as well.
So the glass for the Aria either through raising the Aria up further or introducing some sort of electrical/mechanical change has improved the 552. Member of this forum have recommended always having the 552 at the top. I thought the taller shelf above the 552 might help mitigate this a bit, but !!!
Anyone got an explanation.
Right now the Aria is sounding at as good as the Aura into my previous 252/300 DR.