sometimes when i upgrade my analogue i have a cd "diet".
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I went through a similar situation. I bought a piece that truly took one of my systems to a new level. I was in love all over again. Then a nagging problem came up that was traceable to my "new love". I did everything that i could to correct it, but it just wouldn't go away. I ended up returning my "new love" to the manufacturer as the problem was annoying.
Obviously, i had to go back to what i was using before. I had used the original component for quite some time and had been quite happy with it overall. Only problem was that i had tasted steak and no longer wanted what seemed like "spam" now. I did not use that system near as much as i had previous to that due to the constant reminder that i had taken a step BACKWARDS.
In the long run, i missed that piece so much that i ended up buying another one. While it did have the same problem as the original one, it turns out that it was simply revealing a problem in another component. Once i fixed the other component, the system has run flawlessly and better than ever. As such, i'm glad that i gave that manufacturer and product a second chance. It was well worth it to me. Sean
This is why I have completely given up on analog. I had an analogue system for years that was at or near SOTA for the time. And a large vinyl collection.
Now, after years of digital of increasing quality, I find that I simply have zero tolerance for surface noise. I know that lots of vinylphiles claim that surface noise is a non-issue but for me it just isn't that way. All it takes is a couple of tics, pops, or crackles and that's it, I'm done.
Just a personal idiosyncrasy, but one that certainly helps me to understand your situation.
Hope you get your new gear back soon!
Any type of depression, boredom or anxiety can remove the joy and enthusiasm from almost any activity that you once enjoyed. That can mean water-skiing, sex or music may no longer provide the joy they once did. The important thing to remember is that your feelings may not be related directly to the activity in question. If you don't get joy out of any of your former turn-ons it may be time to consider looking a little deeper. 2 cents worth of pop psychology !
I had an APT Holman pre-amp for a while. When the opertunity to make a two way trade came along I jumped at it only realizing after it was gone just how good the APT pre-amp really was. It took some time till I was able to replace the new pre-amp with something that was an improvement but sitting in front of the system and listening to what you know is not as good really bites.
I had my turntable back to Sota to have some upgrades done so all I had was my CD player. I didn't listent to much music while the Sota was gone.