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I am MOST intrigued by your comment about Vekian! I am seriously considering one...i currently have a Zanden DAC i acquired second-hand several years ago.
How does it compare to other SOTA digital you have heard? My priority is purity of tonality...and then detail/decay/dynamics. I think the Zanden offers this, but has been surpassed in detail/decay by the latest DACs and has not been a true super-dynamic champ. However, its purity of tonality to me is supreme. Thanks for any guidance!
Not strange at all, it was the only way Audiogon could keep track of sales ad thereby receive their commissions for them....
The commission killed anything communal about this site.... Their traffic is down 1/3 (Check Alexa of you don't believe me!) since the 'new' site went live, forums are down, sales, well I'll let the rumors speak for themselves....
I don't think you and I are the only ones.......
I was at dinner with a local audiophile society and everyone said they had stopped trolling the site, especially the new today section, too bad it was a great place, and for a little while may still be the best place to sell high end gear. I'm just not sure how much longer it will remain relevant.
@David12 That's expensive, but not an insane price.
It can be thrilling to buy such things, and money allocation is a personal choice, but its insane. I make and sell a high-tech product, and this kind of markup applied to most any non-audiophile product would be insane.
Audiophilia contains the elements of obsession, addiction, magical thinking, and craving insanely priced exotica delivers a magical high. It attracts charlatan providers. A formula for making a million dollars is to distort sound in some way, clear $2000 on each item with the promise of magic, and convince 500 people that your "different" is "magic."
Electroslacker, I am not necessarily implying that profit is excessive, the material content is expensive in these cables. There comes a point where ancillaries, like cables, become overkill, in the context of the overall cost of ones system.
I am not talking here, of an arbitrary 10% cost of cables to the rest of the system, I don't believe in fixed percentages. I can think of several costly accesories which have greatly improved my enjoyment. Nordost QX4 comes to mind
I am a bit late to this thread having only recently added Zensati to my system.
Back to the OP's comments that he heard amazing sound from an unremarkable system I concur with this 100%.
Placing just one Zensati no3 power cable into several friend's systems, usually into the preamp, lifted the whole musical presentation to jaw dropping levels. All those friends have a Zensati no3 now. Whilst I use two no3 power cords and a no2 IC in my vinyl rig:-)
I totally agree with Vmhf. This power cable is of something special. It opened up my system in a way more so than anything I have tried. For me, this has been the best valve up grade that really works. Are they insanely priced? Well, sometimes with our hobby, it is hard to define what is an justified spending and what has become an obsession. To me, just one on the pre-amp does it!
with so much positive responses about High Fidelity magnetic cables, has anyone compare Zensati Cables to HF cables? both seems to convey the same musical presentation when their cables are inserted, and it is not system dependent, it's overall increase in sonic enjoyment! any reply would be welcome.
It is a little bit late ,but I had the opportunity to compare interconnects of Zensati with High fidelity and I must admit that High Fidelity was more resolving,more open sounding, transparent and with more detail. Zensati cables are very good cables but in my system the interconnect of High fidelity changed the whole sound spectrum in a positive way where Zensati was more laid back. Zensati's are very natural and neutral sounding.If you don't use cable loom from one brand and use different brands in your system like me then High fidelity cables really improve your system even by adding one interconnect. It's effect is like upgrading your system with some new equipment. This was not the case with Zensati interconnect. I believe Zensati's should be used as family to benefit most from these cables, but that I couldn't test this yet. (I get better results and much more improvement from Zensati when I tested their power cables.)