Please help me- I feel I’m going a little mad and need some reassurance/advice!
Im now a proud owner of an RP10 with Apheta hooked up to a Rega Aria phonostage, Nac 202, Nap 200 through PMC OB1’s. I upgraded from my Planar 2 after auditioning the RP10 with a similar system at my dealers’.
My dealer set up the RP10 at home and checked over the rest of my system. I’m generally blown away with the dynamics and musicality of most of my record collection- clearly more involving than my bare CDX2.
I didn’t listen to any “heavy stuff” either at the audition or when the dealer set the system up. I was really expecting that Led Zep, Foo Fighters, Kings of Leon, kasabian etc would pull me in and excite me - this has always been a problem I have found when listening to the CDX2 in my system.
However I am left feeling disappointed with these albums on the RP10- they sound so bland and I can’t quite believe I’m getting such contrasting results I understand the importance of getting good vinyl recordings/pressings but I don’t think this is the reason for my problems.
On the assumption that my source and speakers are good enough to achieve the results I am after, do you think an upgrade on the pre and/ or the power amps will do the trick? Does anyone recognise this problem and has anyone been through this anxiety and come out the other end happy? Any thoughts gratefully received.