Hello Spaz , how do you manage to dim the display , on my remote there is no button ( as seen on the REF3 remte ),so I can't dim my display. Standby mode leaving on , depends on how long not in use .
Hey Spaz, I don't have a Ref CD unit but... burn in does make a difference helping to settle the electronics in. If in doing so I have seen that playing a CD for about 24 hrs at a time and THEN letting the unit rest before repeating the same process is one of the best ways. I have just gottwn my upgraded CD 3 Mk 2 back from ARC and it is simply amazing with the differences I can preceive and each time I listen I hear still more. As far as stnd By goes my CD 3 Mk 2 is alway in stand by but mine is also a SS unit, with your Ref 7 being tubed you may want to leave it in Stnd By only when your going to having (or anticpiate) listening secessions so that the tubes warm more quickly, the display you might find out a bit more if you check the ARC web sight @ www.arcdb.ws/ For more answers don't hesitate to call ARC's Tech dept, Lenard and Chris will steer you in the right direction.