It has been a few months. Just wanted to give you a heads up I finally finished adding the Ultra 5’s to my system. My 2-channel has U5’s from transport all the way through the speakers. 7 sets of 4 U5’s are in that system (4 under each component). Not including the 2 sets of SS’s + bases under my two PS Audio P10 Power Plants, in that chain. I should say the U5’s under the preamp, preamp power supply and amp are also on ultra bases. I could not fit the U5’s under the DAC or Transport with the bases – just too tight of a fit in the rack.
The effects, especially after adding them to the disc transport (PS Audio Perfect Wave Transport) and DAC (PSA Perfect Wave MK II), has been revelatory. I have never heard my system ever having this kind of consistent sound and transparency, trueness to the musical presentation and all with no apparent shift in tonal palette, just as advertised. Pacing and presentation to die for. Literally! Live musicians in my listening room everywhere. A sound stage that is simply HUGE, open and natural on properly recorded discs, and with life size imaging. Man, I am going crazy with them. Definitely, the transport and DAC were huge, and I mean HUGE improvements. Prior to adding them there, there was an obvious improvement in my system down the chain from preamp to speakers, but the addition under the front end just blew it to a whole new universe.
I am way beyond 7th heaven here. Truly magnificent products have been created here with phenomenal attention to detail, fit and finish. These not only live up to the hyperbole foisted upon them, but obliterate it completely.
As a side note, I also added a set of U5’s to my reference BD Player with magical improvements everywhere.
My system is basically all floated now except for my 3 subwoofers which will have to come sometime in the future as I am pretty tapped out with the 5’s. They are worth their weight in whatever is the most expensive metal known to man and then some.
Basically, I am completely smitten. Pretty sad, huh?
Keep up the good work and producing extremely finely tuned and manufactured products. I am very, very proud to say I own these.
R Byers, CA