I've noticed that on some tracks I can hear a distortion on some female vocals when playing music from any service or library on my NAD C658.
Can someone please do the following test:
Use any music service or library playback and play Lana Del Ray album 'Chemtrails over the country club's last track called "for free"
At around 0:50 to 1:10 when she sings "waiting for the walking green" let me know if you can hear distortion in her voice (background noise). See links at and of the post.
This isn't the only track with such a problem that only affects female vocals.
This only happens with the C658! With either headphones or an external amp (Hypex NC400). I've tested my Yamaha A2070 and the voice is clear as a bell with no issues.
I think the DAC on the C658 is badly implemented (what can cause such phenomena? I know it's not my Focal Aria 906 speakers because I can hear the distortion on the headphones even more clearly).
Please let me know if it's only my unit.
Link to track on Deezer:
Link to track on Tidal (MQA):
Link to track on Tidal (non MQA):
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