I have been enjoying the sound using the solid state setting. I found the middle tube setting, whilst a LOT louder seemed to grunge things up a little, But will need to test more.
Wherever possible, have been at DSD1024. This is where the voodoo is for me. This feature I need to understand WHY it’s so good. The “soundstage” is so much wider and more defined using this setting.
Also have been mostly on Bit Perfect +, not the GTO I thought I would enjoy most. However, all settings sound VERY good,
I think the DAC and headphone amp in this unit is crazy good.
Any setting would be an improvement from anything i have here. So really it’s just personal preference.
Gavin has worked with David Gilmour, Mike and the Mechanics, Kylie Minogue, Mark Knopfler and Genesis.