After my audition with Dynaudio Xeo-5, we had a friendly chat and the dealer is quite happy with the individual components of my system (M-DAC + CAP 2100 + Signature DC6T).
I hace told him that overall I am very pleased with my system at background listening levels to moderate levels, but when I increase the volume beyond the moderate listening for a dedicated listening then I find the system to be slightly harsher and feel like turning the volume a notch down.
He told me that the synergy is great and only interconnects to be blamed as Chord is not the right i/c in my system. He told me that I need warm cables and So then he loaned me some exotic cables (speakers cables, Jumper cables for bi-wiring posts as well as RCA cables). I was keen to know the brands too but I guess they are self brewed / specially procured with plugs from as I could read little from them. If I buy them they would cost me 750 pounds (one pair of RCA cables, one pair of speaker cables - 3m each).
I have just installed them and I am to run them for at least a day in my setup.
What do you think? Am I being taken for a ride? I will know the answers as I will be swapping the cable to and fro after couple of days but I am curious as well as to know your opinions.