If it's brand new, it probably needs some "burning in" time. Give it about 100 hours of playing, probably will sound much better.
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what AC cable are you using? I was somewhat disappointed with my $10K Accuphase C275 pre until I began experimenting with upgrade cords. Settled on the Synergistic Research Designer Reference Squared AC X-series with active shielding (I think they call it the Absolute Reference now?). Esoteric equipment deserves esoteric cabling anyway.
I would still give it more time to burn in and settle before you start to change (even though I agree with (Bob_bundus), it migh be a "synergy" mismatch for you. If you decide to change ac cable as always if you have a chance to audition first it would be even more helpful, but try your more budget oriented change before a "heavier one" there's a lot of variabiles you're still working with. good luck and keep posting if you don't find it right off.
Finally the sound has improved, i started to listen to music for the first time in years, special tks to "F1fanatic" as he recommended Kimber Bi-focal speaker cable to be used with Kimber 1130 Ic . The sound has improved by miles, i am astonished about how cables can change the sound that much, bear in mind that i was using Van den-hul the first and 102B which is an expensive cable and IC as well. I can now confirm with confidence that the improvment of the system sound as result of changing the cables and Ic is much more than the improvment from upgrading the amplifier from accurus d100 to Accuphase E408 which is four times the price of the accurus ???