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Old 08-28-2017, 09:03 PM
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Default Upgraded from Ayre K5xemp to Ayre KX-5 Twenty short review

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Hmm. After the successful setting of amp to standby last night, the preamp and amp came up this morning with mute off.


On my kx5 - if I turn it off when on mute it powers back up on mute. If I power down when it is not on mute when I turn on it's not on mute

If it does power up on mute than I have to exit mute for amp to come on

And as I mentioned a long press is necessary to power down all linked components

Should be simple

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Old 08-29-2017, 06:30 PM
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Simple it is. I'm a happy camper now. And that sound!
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Old 08-31-2017, 08:11 PM
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Seemed to have hit a plateau with my break-in. But my last few listening sessions haven't been full-on concentration. This is not to say it doesn't sounded splendid. It still does. It will need more hours to hit the next level of sonics.
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Old 09-08-2017, 02:05 PM
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Exactly a month in, I have an estimated 50 hours on the CD input of the preamp. Since I feed my TV audio through the preamp, that input has way more hours on it. But it is sounding great with my C-5xeMP, especially the last couple of listening hours.
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Exactly a month in, I have an estimated 50 hours on the CD input of the preamp. Since I feed my TV audio through the preamp, that input has way more hours on it. But it is sounding great with my C-5xeMP, especially the last couple of listening hours.
Have you considered continuous play to accelerate the burn-in. You can put the player on other inputs to do them. And change the volume so you get various volume control resistors. You can put the VX-5/20 in mute mode, faint green light, not stanby mode.

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I didn't want to put the hours on the C-5xeMP laser, so I set a Sony HAP-Z1ES to repeat files 24/7. After a week, I exchanged the C-5 and HAP inputs. The VX-5/20 was in standby. Advice from Charles Hanson was to not make a big deal of break-in, just listen and enjoy while it continually gets better.
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Old 09-13-2017, 09:57 AM
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I prefer the as-you-go approach and not too concerned about "volume burn-in." It is sounding terrific even though I haven't been able to put in too many listening hours lately. But last night I went through the MoFi edition of U2's War -- not a great recording to begin with -- and discovered new things I hadn't heard before, and the sound was just so natural and organic.
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