Rega Brio-r + Usher S-520 sounds bright?!
It has been a while since my last post here.
I recently purchased a used Rega Brio-r (8 months old) to pair with my Usher S-520. All this while, I have been using Denon AVR1911 to drive the usher for stereo listening. The Rega Brio-r is definitely an upgrade that I have been waiting for; to have a stereo amp. First impression was really great; liked the size, the simplicity, more detail & wider soundstage even at a low volume (normally never pass the 9 o'clock).
At times, I do notice there's a bit of brightness; especially on vocal's high note. What could be causing this tad of brightness?
Here are my set-up:
Macbook (mostly lossless) > UA100 (USB DAC; ES9023 chip) > Wireworld Luna mini jack-RCA > Rega Brio-r (with DIY Lapp power cable) > Cable Talk 3.1(single) > Usher S-520.
What could be the weakest link to this set-up?
Anyone experience Rega Brio-r with Usher S-520? Are this set-up: bright + bright?
I'm also looking at new DAC. Any suggestion for DAC with slightly on a warmer side. Budget 200GBP.
Would a standard multistrand OFC (>500 strands) speaker cable would be able to tame this brightness?
Any suggestions would be very much appreciated.