Quick update with minimal chain: Pavane > SE > Schiit SYS > SE > M-22 > LCD-XC Sys set around 8 o'clock for loud listening It's definitely tilted towards the top-end, although not really fatiguing. I would also still argue that sub-bass is more emphasized than the rest (I wonder if this translates to speakers). Main difference is overall tonality less weird/wonky than (ab)using the Phonitor headphone output as a line out. No obvious big gain in transparency like I expected though (edit: maybe because no longer using the Pavane XLR outs). Phonitor designers knew their shit. Damn, this means I need to trade up to Phonitor 2 eventually, or try some software crossfeed implementations. What a fucking treat it is to have an amp like this around. You can try to prize it from my cold, dead fingers, but they won't let go.