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Old 20th April 2015
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Originally Posted by SEA View Post
It takes a while for the Mytek's to break in. Some have said a few hundred hours and they really smooth out.
Considering the original post that you quoted was from 2004, he's likely talking about a Mytek design a few generations back from current (especially if you are talking about the DSD DAC 192 specifically).

I don't think he had the 8x192, it looks like it was probably the 8x96 or 2x96, and the 8x192 is a big step up from both of those.

'Burn in' on a DAC (or ADC) is very snake oily audiophile speak. I personally haven't noticed a difference on any design after hundreds of hours. It's up there with hundred dollar plus IEC cables. Personally I'd be skeptical towards this with any converter, it either does or doesn't sound great out of the box (which the 8x192 and DSD DAC192 do, sound great).