Updates from the 20 hour point:
1. Generally, I don’t like the music on audiophile CDs...of course there are exceptions. A few days ago, I referred to the clarity of the bass that is presented with the 2Cherry. Here is an example where the clarity of the 2Cherry shines through. Often times, when there are notes of similar frequencies from different instruments they get smeared together. On Legacy Audio’s Sampler disk #4, track #5, the Mighty Sam McClain “When the Hurt is Over”, the 2 Cherry separates the notes so that you can clearly distinguish the drums, standup bass, piano bass and bass guitar.
2. Jumping back in time to the Steppenwolf “Born to be Wild” CD, MCA, 1980…who knew that CD had some deep bass? John Kay’s raspy voice on Hoochie Coochie Man…just beautiful. The guitar rifts, the keyboards, the drum clarity…the 2Cherry brings this old CD to life.
3. The 2Cherry by itself has been absolutely dead silent. Nevertheless, I noticed that I was getting some 60 cycle hum when the preamp was turned on and connected to the amp. I spoke to Tommy and within a few moments he determined that a different pair of rca/balanced adapters should solve the problem. He overnighted them to me and voila problem solved. Dead silent background with the preamp connected and turned up to full output. Unexpectedly fantastic customer service!!! Thank You!!!
4. Afterward, I did a short comparison of the standard 16 gage stock power cord with the Shunyata Venom HC power cord I had been using on the Halo…I couldn’t hear a difference.