To clarify your question, are you stating the the PS Audio plays louder by 3-4db ?
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I would describe it as a stronger/louder sound --- while I do not have any definitive audio measures (with a mic or similar). I do judge that by turning up the C-5xe by 3-5 on the volume (matching db to the 60 on the Ayre) I get closer to simlar strength in sound.
Am I being to impatient on putting the hours of use in the Ayre? Again had it since last October, but it has been powered off on numerous occasions (vacations, etc.) and is not used as much as the PS Audio in terms of total hours played.
Or is having both of these devices on the same powerstrip, from a shared circuit, to much and should separte both the CDP and the DAC regarding power?
You always need to compare devices at the same level of loudness. The DL III obviously has a higher output level than the Ayre, but it doesn't mean it has better or worse sound because of that. Just a stronger output signal coming out of its output stage. It is not necessarily a problem in any unit - only a difference between them.
You need to listen to each and adjust your volume levels accordingly for each so they are producing the same singnal strength out of your pream and into your amp and out of your speakers.
I also have the D Link III and it has sounded noticably "louder" than 2 SACD/CD
players that have been in the same system (same Power Conditioner for all and same power cords/interconnects all around). I have to turn the volume on the preamp up to make the sacd/cd players sound "as loud" as the D-Link III.