Cool moments indeed Tom! That's what makes this hobby so much fun! Thanks for sharing your impressions of the Rex-2, I'm sure it is stunning! Enjoy!
Will do. I was told 450 hours before the REX-2 will show its true (full) sonic identity. In my experience I have found break-in to be a real phenomenon.
So far the treble has been the area of most improvement. "Open up" is exactly how I would say it. As the break-in process evolves, the sound becomes more relaxed, opens up and breathes.
My pleasure. You know how we like to celebrate a new piece of good sounding equipment! Especially when the improvement it makes is exceptional as this!!! Hope you get to do the upgrade soon.
Hi Sam! No problem.
EMM Labs: Dac-2 and TSD1 transport
BAT: Rex-2 preamp
BAT: Rex mono-block amps
Avalon Acoustics: Eidolon Diamond speakers
Nordost: Valhalla interconnects, speaker cables and power cords throughout
Finite Elemente: Pagode Master Reference equipment rack and Zoethecus amp stands
Room treatment: 3 tube traps, corner tunes, and rugs hanging on the wall .. lol.
Sam, the REX-2 preamp is a must if you can swing it!
Hope all has been well with you.
I've been fine...hope the same with you!
Sweet system :-)
So, the REX II has transformers...sort of a Neve thing? ;-)
I have an Atma-Sphere MP-1 Mk. 3.2 and am looking to acquire four Atma-Sphere amps...likely MA-1 Mk. 3.2 (Silver Editions, if possible -- I like the chassis!).
Then, I can do a straight-up comparison between the BAT and Atma-Sphere driving the MegaLine III.
I think that should be a LOT of fun!
I have owned both (we are a BAT dealer). The Rex II is definitely more Transparent sounding - that is the first thing I noticed, some people might describe it as being more dynamic, which is also true. I prefer the Rex II in that it is still very musical, like all BAT gear - but offers more transparency, detail and dynamics. Enjoy...