Within the context of my current system (see profile) :-
I am considering getting the DR upgrade to my XPS - improving the source (NDX)
Will this produce an audible upgrade? - I have heard fully DRd systems but not one similar to what I am contemplating.
Any advice will be welcome !
I struggled with my XPS DR / NDX for a long time, but it turned out, the “Burndy” cable I had was the cause of harshness and a top-heavy sound. I have since gone back to the NDX without XPS to find I can’t do without it - it’s an obvious and huge upgrade. I can’t really speak for a non-DR XPS, but with DR, you get a beautiful, natural, analogue-like, almost organic, sound, with so much more detail and space, but never tiring or harsh. In my system, the top end is much more refined and smoother with XPS DR, so I’d be surprised if you don’t find it a significant improvement that your system doesn’t object to. FWIW; I have found that my hi-line doesn’t pair well with it, and I’m using the included interconnect, but that’s not a common opinion, it seems.