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post #931 of 1479

From reading user comments and reviews... the higher you go up the firmware chain the more focused the sound becomes.  Sharper to some extent.  2.02/3 are more 'musical', softened some.  I like my music razor sharp and butter smooth which the PWD2 2.20 pulls off but usually i have to put up with some trade-off.

post #932 of 1479

Razor sharp and butter smooth at the same time...  blink.gif

 

OK, I'm going to upgrade this weekend after I read the reviews.  Did you find them on the PS audio site?

post #933 of 1479

Reviews?  God no, the PS Audio site is a mess.  Google, Google ;)

 

But if your unit can take it... rolling firmwares is free so have at it.

post #934 of 1479

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Originally Posted by Solude View Post

From reading user comments and reviews... the higher you go up the firmware chain the more focused the sound becomes.  Sharper to some extent.  2.02/3 are more 'musical', softened some.  I like my music razor sharp and butter smooth which the PWD2 2.20 pulls off but usually i have to put up with some trade-off.

 

I've since switched to the latest firmware (2.10/2.20) and have grown accustomed to it. 2.02/2.03 almost seems veiled in comparison. I'm not running the HD800s anymore, so that may have a lot to do with it. I'm using coax from the PC. YMMV.

post #935 of 1479
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I've since switched to the latest firmware (2.10/2.20) and have grown accustomed to it. 2.02/2.03 almost seems veiled in comparison. I'm not running the HD800s anymore, so that may have a lot to do with it. I'm using coax from the PC. YMMV.

 

Good to see, but yes, I bet your headphone selection plays a part...same with Solude's.

post #936 of 1479

I cannot listen to 2.20 for more than 30 minutes (in my rig).  There is a peak in the upper mids / lower treble that is terribly fatiguing.  I find 2.02 to be much better balanced and organic. 2.20 to me sounds "HiFi" and not at all realistic. My setup is PDWmkII > Decware CSP2+ > Decware Taboo > LCD2.1 with Wywire and Toxic cables. 

post #937 of 1479
What flavor connectors? (Copper, Gold, Silver, Rhodium). My new OCD data point...
post #938 of 1479

Silver interconnects (wire and connectors).  They are warm silver vs cold silver.
My digital cable is a WyWire that uses a standard AES/EBU connector.
Power cables include WyWire copper/ Triode Power Labs copper and Sablon Corona which I believe are copper.  All are plugged into an Uberbuss.

In my setup, I much preferred my EE Minimax dac with Burson dual opamps and metal can OPA627 singles to the PSA with 2.20.  Switching to 2.02 and audio magic fuses, I prefer the PSA by a very small margin.
 

post #939 of 1479
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Big Game this weekend...   Go Steelers...

post #940 of 1479
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Big Game this weekend...   Go Steelers...


  ............. and you are located in Cincy?

post #941 of 1479

Lol funny right.  Yep and a Die Hard Steelers Fan..biggrin.gif

post #942 of 1479

It always surprises me how many Steeler fans there are throughout the country.  I'm sure it's largely due to the diaspora following the closing of the mills but there seems to be a lot people who just like the organization.
 

post #943 of 1479
Still loving the PWD, still think it is the best digital source under north of 30k especially when sitting atop a Synergistic Reseach Tranquility Base and using a WW Platinum HDMI from the PWT. Sorry for the awful pic
post #944 of 1479

Glad you hear you still like the pwd (and that you're still around!)

post #945 of 1479

I've had my Mk2 upgrade box for a while but haven't gotten around to installing it yet.  Sigh...

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