stratocaster Posted January 27, 2021 Share Posted January 27, 2021 Greetings everyone, I had been using a stock 0.5 for the past 9 years with my 2CE Sigs II and was used to the sound. A couple weeks ago I purchased a DNA 1 (appears to be stock but could be wrong) and I finally got to listen to it yesterday and I must say that I am a little disappointed (especially in the bass section). The 0.5 for some reason sounds fast and musical. The bass attack and precision is quite engaging. The DNA 1 sounds good but it feels lazy as if it doesn’t belong with the rest of my equipment. The mid range and the highs are good(maybe great at times). Now the caveat I must throw out is that my Mcintosh C27 just went through a significant cap/resistor replacement and I got it yesterday so am not sure whether the sonic signature has been altered. I have not plugged in my 0.5 after I got my preamp back and plan to do it tomorrow for some A/B testing. I was planning on getting my 0.5 upgraded but thought of picking up a DNA 1 and listening to it prior to deciding which one should I upgrade eventually. I feel that a Mccormack is going to have a permanent place in my collection but want to make sure I upgrade the one that will work best as I upgrade my Vandersteens down the road. The rest of the equipment is: Audiolab cd transport Mccormac DAC 1 deluxe Vandersteen 2wq Any thoughts/recommendations? Thanks Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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