Congrats on the new Compass, Festive. May your ears be as happy as mine have been!
The thread I started, Audio-GD-A Cautionary Tale got closed (probably rightly so, it was getting out of hand) so I'm posting over here to let everyone know my Compass arrived today, safe and sound. I've already emailed Mr Kingwa thanking him for a wonderful product and apologizing for my impatience and lack of trust.
Thank all of you for your concern, your words of reassurance and your assistance. I also apologize if I stirred a pot that never needed to be stirred.
The Compass is already worlds better sounding than anything I've ever owned and I'm excited that it'll only get better as it burns in. I'm running it in Neutral mode with the Earth HDAM. The Sun and Moon are tucked away waiting their turn.
I'll post more listening impressions as the burn in progresses, and when I can find the words to adquately express what I'm hearing. Right now I'm simply blown away!