And, it is improving still. Spent the whole day listening and it truly blossomed into a higher place sonically. It was not subtle at all. The bass is definitely authoritative. If I had to offer a criticism, it can make the tweets of the Aerials a bit strident. Something that I will have to resolve with cabling I think. All in all, I am more than satisfied with it and am looking forward to getting back to Music.I recall the Plinius having a kind a bottom heavy authoritative sound in my system. Open but with really tight bass control. I hope it continues to improve.
I will have to get my sources figured out. A lot will depend on what Is going on with the Esoteric P2s. To match its build and sonic abilities will cost me a lot. So a repair is still relatively viable. The Prodigal Son will be done soon and that will be it for the Vinyl side for a good long while. I will probably rebuild my paradox pulse 103 and AT33ptgII as they are solid carts or offer them up as is for cheap. I am getting tired of the repair and mending game. I also have to decide if the MMF 7.1 stays.
I really need to make a decision on SACD for 2020. I may abandon the format as I only have about 20 SACDs and I really don’t see me investing in any more. Replacing the Mytek is also on deck for 2020. Though I may go down to the Liberty DAC. I have taken a conscientious step back on the ladder. I am purposely not exceeding a certain level. Trying to teach myself to be content. I am trying to get to “good enough “.