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You can call me an idiot, but I finally tested to keep the DAC powered 24/7.
I was reluctant to do that because of energy consumption (which is low…), and considering that my listening sessions are multiple hours long, so plenty of time to warm-up…
I was just wrong. With almost 3 weeks of continuous power, I realize that I was not using the system seriously.
I strongly suggest to try it, it’s a very easy way of improving the detail retrieval, harmonic content and tonal balance.
With the new shunts, the consumption will be higher, especially for the FIFO shunt.
I may restrict my global power switch to the FIFO shunt in the next future, at least to try if it’s necessary to keep the FIFO warm.