Liking what roon did for classical music and compositions,conductors, etc. LOVE what the MA3 has done to the overall playback. Best I can describe without all those stupid metaphors or sounding snooty is the thing just kinda gets out of the way. It’s rather strange. It’s got detail, gobs, but subtlety is there too. No ringing, no fatigue. It’s rather laid back but still quite detailed. I’d put it up against the Bartok any day of the week. I stumbled across a qobuz playlist by Optimal Enchantment today and had it on while on the screens for work. About two tracks in I sat on the sofa and just chilled. 40 minutes later I got direct reports Slacking me on why I wasn’t in the meeting I scheduled! I hav.e had it continuously powered on since it hit the rack, maybe have 300 real hours on it. Long break in, but wasn’t like driving it off a cliff, was gradual, but took a while to get here. Running Nordost a Frey 2 xlr to the xp30. Seems to match up great.
So in the final analysis, was a great purchase so far. No regrets, everything that the Aurender a10 was, and then more, and ROON!
maybe it was last weekend but was listening to a Channel Classics LP by Rachel Podger doing Vivaldi la stravaganza. A wonderful piece. A wonderful performance and recording and just has that rightness that brings out the best in the system. Then I found it on qobuz in hi-res. It’s close... LP will win every time, but I’ll tell ya, I don’t feel I’m missing much on digital. Got find that recording and give it a whirl on your respective systems. Now I got a boat load of money in the TT rig and some fantastic tubes but if wasn’t already a total degenerate there, I’d be more than smitten with the Meitner MA3.