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    Wyred 4 Sound STP-SE

    A company that builds all of it's equipment by hand in the USA. Just around the corner from me actually.

    Just picked up a new pre-amp from them 2 days ago.

    Here is a quick first impression:
    The W4S has many hours to go breaking in. The things that I have noticed so far is the bass is very tight, and the sound stage is about as good as I have ever heard. I would say so far a tad harsh, not quite as smooth as it will become. But incredibly clear and sound stage... did I mention sound stage... holy cow....


    As is listed in the owners manual:
    “Break in period
    Your new preamplifier will deliver outstanding performance right out of the box. However, you should plan on improvements as it reaches its normal operating temperature and once all of the components have a chance to “settle in”. Our experience has shown that the STP has reached its’ potential after the initial 200 hours. One will find that the initial 100hours, the unit will start to shed the initial “brightness” and somewhat harsh transitions. During the second 100 hours, the preamplifier will start to become more fluid, and smoother overall. Additional time is where the lesser of a change happens, and you will come to enjoy your new product for years to come. After the initial break in period, your unit will be ready to perform when powered on. "
    Preamp: Wyred 4 Sound STP-SE Stage 2
    DAC: T+A DAC 8 DSD
    Amplifier: T+A AMP 8
    Speakers: KEF R700; ELAC Debut 2.0 SUB3010
    Power: AudioQuest Niagara 1000; Furman Elite 15i
    Digital: Falcon Northwest PC; Microsoft Surface; Roon & HQPlayer; W4S Recovery
    CD/SACD: Oppo BDP-105
    Tuner: McIntosh MR7083
    Portable: Astell&Kern AK240; Audeze LCD-i4
    Car System: Burmester Audio

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    Re: Wyred 4 Sound STP-SE

    Randy it only gets better, I leave mine on 24x7
    Chris

    (2 Chl): Kef 201/2, Pass xa30.5, W4S STP-SE Lumin D1, VPI Classic 1, Manley Chinook, Dynavector DV20x2L.exaSound e32 mk11, Marantz SA11S2. ( computer) Win7, Synology DS413 NAS ,Vincent SP-331MKII , Quicksilver LS,Vapor Audio Breeze, Rythmik F12se. Cables: Acoustic Zen, DL Labs, Blue Jean.. ,Bryston BCD-1,Timbernation Rack,

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    Re: Wyred 4 Sound STP-SE

    The STP-SE was wonderful. It was during my learning phase so I tried others. Now with the Stage 2 it is even better. The standard was great, the Stage 2 is quite a bit better, which is rather amazing!
    Preamp: Wyred 4 Sound STP-SE Stage 2
    DAC: T+A DAC 8 DSD
    Amplifier: T+A AMP 8
    Speakers: KEF R700; ELAC Debut 2.0 SUB3010
    Power: AudioQuest Niagara 1000; Furman Elite 15i
    Digital: Falcon Northwest PC; Microsoft Surface; Roon & HQPlayer; W4S Recovery
    CD/SACD: Oppo BDP-105
    Tuner: McIntosh MR7083
    Portable: Astell&Kern AK240; Audeze LCD-i4
    Car System: Burmester Audio

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    Re: Wyred 4 Sound STP-SE

    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Myers View Post
    The STP-SE was wonderful. It was during my learning phase so I tried others. Now with the Stage 2 it is even better. The standard was great, the Stage 2 is quite a bit better, which is rather amazing!
    The stage 2 is a different beast. So much better in every way.
    Joe

    Wyred 4 Sound STP-SE Stage 2 preamp, NuForce STA200, Accuphase E-650, Misho Myronov Wooden Amp and Wooden preamp, AkitikA GT-102 power amplifier, Valvet E2se, Avantgarde Duo XD, First Watt SIT-3, Luxman MQ-300, Job INTegrated, Job 250 Monos, Cary 300B SE, Klipsch RP-160M, Klipsch RB-75, ModWright Ultimate Sony XA-5400ES, ASL Wave monos, Kimber Kables, Siltech, Cardas, Avanti Audio cables, Burmester 948, Linear Tube Audio MZ2, Naim Supernait 2 w/ HiCap-DR, Lumin U1 mini, McIntosh MCLK12, Conrad Johnson GAT2.

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