With those items sorted, let’s return to the lime light of special strengths: superlative bass articulation, definition, precision and speed. Think premium headfi projected outside the head onto a massive 3D screen. That’s what most won’t have heard before; to this degree or anything close. For sub 200Hz coverage, having the room fall away as any audible disturber, changer and imprinter is profoundly liberating. It’s the foundation for true fidelity but at this bandwidth, rarely achieved. ‘All the pluck, none of the muck’. In USB-bridge lingo, this nude Ripol solution became an acoustic decrappifier. For such potent non-lumpy agile tuneful bass to doggedly resist overwhelming the vital vocal range with disproportionate presence was another highlight. The Daydream’s power response felt unusually well balanced.

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