So how are fellow owners doing for amp burn-in/settle in? Every time I turn mine on it sounds better than the last time, a fact that astounds me more and more each time I experience it. Sibilance? Harshness? Completely non-existent now, even on bad material. The presentation continues to gain depth, as though you can dive into every individual note as deeply as you want to. I burn my amp in by listening to it, so it has probably taken me longer to get there than some of you.
This amp is probably the single best purchase I have ever made. I can't thank Glenn enough for sharing his talents.
I came round-robin the other day and finally went back to my Sylvania chrome dome GT driver. The BGRP started acting up again and I ran out of patience for it. I had previously bellyached that my beloved Sylvania sounded harsh when the amp first came back from its mod. Now it sounds hauntingly beautiful, different in ways from the Tung Sol but really just as good overall. It brings the emotion out of the human voice in a way that is very right. Clearly something was in need of some burn time when the amp came back, be it the 5998s at their new operating point, the pot, the resistors or who knows, but I'm glad things have gone where they are now.
Edited by Xcalibur255 - 4/2/12 at 9:44pm