| Marantz CD-6000 CD Player|
M S B Link DAC III Full Nelson DA converter
Monarchy Audio DIP mkII DA converter
Musical Fidelity NuVista M3 Super Integrated Amplifier
Hales Design Group Transcendence 8 Speaker
KimberCable Illuminations DV-75 Interconnect
Cardas AES/EBU Interconnect
AnalysisPlus CopperOval Interconnect
AnalsisPlus Oval Nine Speaker cable
AnalsisPlus Oval 12 Speaker cable
Monster Power HTS2500 AC filter
Gorgeous, but too bright.
Any suggestions would be appreciated. . . New to this; 56 and never have had a decent system. CD player is last piece from the first round of buying. Got the Link and Dip to take it up a notch. Hales and Mus.Fid. I purchased from feedback and reviews because they were said to be "neutral". In geneneral I am In awe of the sound that is produced, but ,after all is said and done, there can be so much sibilance -- "s" and "sh" on vocals, if recorded hot, slash like knives. Same with symbals, high-hat. And massed strings. This is not true with all CD's, but enough so that I am always wary of purchasing new recordings. Can't be with the speakers or amp, right? I know I probably need to bring the CD player up to the level of the associated equipment, but don't know where to start. Is there a CD player that is known to take the edge off the highs? Do I keep the Link and use the player as transport, or is the trouble with the LInk? Would different cables fix everything? How did I get into this black art? It seemed so simple in the beginning.