Short update on the Jantzen Superior Z
I am glad I gave the Jantzens some time to burn in they have defiantly improved. The very annoying sibilance that was initial prevalent (testing with my most prevalent recordings for it)has noticeably diminish.
The sound continued to improve across the spectrum and with it a shift in the equilibrium appearing with the balance between liquidity and authority. The Jantzen signature is more dominant and overriding. Super Resolution and fast transients spacious stage override.
Resolution, on some uber fast Spanish guitar pieces is astonishing not only able to hear notes as normal but also the attack of the plectrum hitting the strings on each strum behind the notes quiet amazing considering the speed.
With further listening and burn this combination for me has swung to far to the clinical side with its authority and dominance at the expense of musicality.
The softness and naturalness of texture in timbre and tones which beguiled is being drowned out. I removed the Jantzens from this combination so I could re-reference the sound. I will try them again later with some pio caps and see if it’s a more pleasing combination. The Jantzens are certainly very good caps and I think many would like what they bring to the table.
A couple of progress pics.
Brilliant write-up Jamie!