No: CSP2 Zen Triode OTL Headphone amp/preamp.
Impressions: Feb 2009
want to say I had a pleasant listening experience yesterday.
After reading the manual and the little assembly required
the new preamp made an immediate impression, (nice).
Understanding that my source has only 20 hours of playtime
and the CSP2 is new out of the box as well as a missing
10" woofer in the Martain Logans, I was smiling!
The music became real, much more detailed and I began
hearing things I've never heard before. Not to over
react but again I was smiling. I want to keep this short
for now, but I want to mention the adjustable
gain setting. How impressive. I listened at 5 clicks
from zero assuming this is the half point for a few
hours, of course the Accurs 250 amp is bright, so there
was definitely listening fatigue. At that point I remembered
the gain adjustment. I turned the gain setting down
1 click left and right, then down one additional click
on the right channel because the length of the room
on the right side is 6 feet longer. Back for another
listen and I immediately noticed the sound stage and
the imaging was right on, or the vocals were center
sure as this piece burns in and I will burn it in as
you suggest, 5 heat cycles, everything else should fall
into place, separation, soundstage width and depth.
Of course I'm looking forward to working with you in
resolving my amplifier issue. We spoke about the
26 wpc Torii Mk II.
upon your insight we can put together the right match
and a match with plenty of headroom without compromising
now Steve I'm very happy. In 30 days or so we will be
in our new house, at that point I will have a room to
set up everything properly, speaker placement etc..
You would laugh if I told you I was set up in my bedroom.
Imagine that! Anyway at that point I will write
a review on the CSP2 for you.
now I'm always looking forward, ( Amplification ) Steve
thanks again< I'm very pleased and things were as
expected, please don't take that lightly because I'm
not always easy to please, this transaction meant allot
to me and my expectations were fulfilled!!