The ratio of gibberish to information in his review is even higher than usual for him, but after careful consideration I have tentatively concluded that Srajan likes the Concero.
Good description. I'll minimize my comments on a fellow writer as I'm sure many folks have nits to pick with my style as well.
However, I will point out what I see as something of a glaring error - not so much with his style or conclusion but rather his setup. The headphone rig he outlined in the Concero review uses the 32ohm Beyer T5p being driven by the Bakoon AMP-11R. Bakoon lists the output impedance as either 33 ohm (high gain), 56 ohm (medium gain), or 89 ohm (low gain). Chances are that the efficient T5p calls for low gain, resulting in a damping factor of significantly less than 1. A damping factor of 8 or more is ideal. I'm no fan of the T5p but I wonder what the high output impedance does to the frequency response - perhaps it gives a much needed boost in the bass region, and/or smooths that piercing treble? Still, I'd opt for low output impedance and a better headphone.
Back to the Concero - I discovered that it doesn't play so well with my MPD Linux-based Auraliti PK90 music server. It plays 88.2kHz and 96kHz material brilliantly, but that's all. Anything lower and I get silence, anything higher sounds oddly distorted. I tried several Windows based computers and Concero plays perfectly fine with all of them. Mark Mallinson said he'd run it past an engineer but we both agreed it was more likely an Auraliti issue than a Resonessence issue. So I've got an email in to them now.
Edited by project86 - 11/24/12 at 7:02am