Originally Posted by Bigmoviefan
You seem to be short selling the Storm PrePro.
Originally Posted by rblnr
I think this short sells the amount of tweaking possible w/the Storm a bit. It's FAR more than a set and forget device should you choose to use it in a more tweaky way. In fact, I think it encourages experimentation because it makes its extensive feature set (a close second to Trinnov in this regard) of vast crossover options, PEQ per channel, modified Dirac target curves etc., easily and intuitively adjusted, then a button push away to A/B and hear the effect.
I may be selling StormAudio short a bit. But after just a few short days (my in-laws were in town all week until earlier today) I don't find the StormAudio to be near the Trinnov in tweakability or features. It may be second but it isn't really close. The Trinnov does everything the StormAudio can but better. The StormAudio cannot do all that Trinnov can. I will save more detail for another thread.
I do believe the StormAudio/Bryston SSPs are a better choice for many owners and the Trinnov others.
Originally Posted by Marc Alexander
Well I'll be damned! With straight from the initial default settings and 22.214.171.124 configs (no distance/delay or REQ corrections) I am observing the same as
describes. The A16 sounds veiled compared to the Bryston SP4 and Lyngdorf MP-50
I have my test bed for A/B'ing up and running. I can conclude that the SP4, A16, and MP-50 sound different
. However, I cannot say one or another is better as I cannot detect any loss of details. It seems to be a difference between low/mid/high tone emphasis of the DACs. Tomorrow I will see if measurements support my ears. (I should probably start a separate thread).
The beauty of the Trinnov is that one can utilize digital out and utilize the MP-50 or SP4 as the L&R DACs but still utilize the Trinnov Optimizer. I suspect the differences I am perceiving now will be nullified once Optimized. It also makes it easier to compare REQ algorithms on a level playing field.
I am highly suspicious of the assertion that the A16 and A32 sound different with a 48kHz source. I should have the opportunity to compare for myself soon.