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Needing to evaluate any change in a kit over an extended period of time just seems like a more mature approach. I tend to be very careful anymore of "first blush" impressions. As infatuation often doesn’t stand the test of time in a romance, be it with a lady or Hi-Fi gear, in my experience. I don’t want to take the mystery or exhilaration out of either if they are fresh or new, but both can be very exhausting and expensive if we don’t see, over time, how reliably and nicely each plays. I really believe time sorts it all out and shows you where real value exists. Hi-Fi gear is tweaky, and our ears are finicky, everything counts in the mix, often it’s the little things (cumulatively) that matter. So I would agree, take time to make decisive choices.
You're right, Rob. Not that I or my decisions have ever been mistaken for "mature," but as my level of experience has grown, so too (I think) has my ability to discern first-blush changes from long-term, more satisfying ones.
The PurePower has taken longer than usual for me to suss out what it does and doesn't do, though. Maybe that's a good thing; maybe because it HAS taken longer, it's forced me to be a little more discriminating in my decision-making. I dunno.
Anyway, thanks for the reply!
Oh geez, didn’t mean to impose maturity on anyone. Heck, I’m 58 and still refuse to grow up! Let’s agree to a more "experienced" decision making... About those decisions that won’t kill or maim us, it’s health to approach them with an open mind and innocently explore, have a little fun with them. Who knows what one might find? Perhaps it’s important that I juxtapose my previous comments with a bit of levity. Because this is audio reproduction, not nuclear war, after all! Perhaps one should say in certain situations such as these, what would Graham Chapman, Terry Gilliam, or John Cleese do??? :)
That said, mains supply for me has been a very tricky deal. It is so important to get it just right because it is the "other" source, and source is first in my book. But like most of this hobby, different things work in different situations. And it’s a bit of a fools errand to believe that just because it works for me in my kit, it will be best for you in yours. And lots of folks just don’t get that.
Power (among many other things) varies sooooo greatly that, yes, it's impossible to prescribe a uniform solution for everyone. I know a couple of people who've had great success with amps plugged into regenerators--but, alas, it just didn't work to my satisfaction in MY case. That doesn't mean the experiment shouldn't be conducted.