I just got a Darkvoice 336i and Constatine DAC (previously using a Move) and while it sounds great in many regards (bass is succinct, smooth, and detailed), there's something I can't exactly put my finger on. I keep trying to pop my ears when I listen with the darkvoice because it sounds heavy?
, and recordings that were intense with the Move now sound too laid back. Then the lack of crossfeed makes everything seem like it's coming from behind.
I think this amp is just too warm (makes it feel heavy and too relaxed?) for me, and the lack of crossfeed doesn't help. A lot of people mention how the Darkvoice is a great match for the 580s, but I'm not getting the same results
. By the way, I'm using 6SN7GTB and JAN-CRC RCA 6AS7G tubes and everything is used, so burn-in is not an issue. I'm also using Blue Dragon ICs (silver) and the stock 580 cable, although I have a cardas on order. I think maybe I should A/B between an Arietta? Or maybe the 580s aren't even a good match for me? I have no idea because I've never tried anything else. Confused...