Why are 100% transparent amps always labeled as cold, bright and analytical?
It's rather amusing. I mean how can an amp sound bright when it measures flat?
Sounds like it's the music or DAC that's bright and not the amp. Or maybe the Magni is so transparent that it's the Modi itself that's kind of bright? Highly unlikely.
Amps to me remind me of headphone cables (the capacitance). Yeah, i'm weird. Ultra low capacitance cable always sounds "cold and analytical", but yet it measures the same too.
How does an amp sound warm or cold despite measuring ruler flat? Not talking about distortion.
I think I need to do my research, but it's interesting..
In a related note, my Ipod Touch 2G also sounds bright with edgy treble, but measures flat..
Sorry, I'm bored.
Love the Magni though! Listening to it now with my HD-598. It's a bit scary considering it needs to be at like 5% volume.