1markr

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Central Maine Audiophiles
I've had the pleasure of spending an evening with Larry and his wife a couple of weeks ago.  Great hosts, and a wonderful system! We had an awesome time playing great music, great food, and yes, we may have consumed a few choice beverages!Count me... 
USB cable opinions
My "real-world" experience led me to preferring a Verastarr Nemesis USB cable for my MacBook Pro to ExaSound E32 DAC link.  In my system, it beat out the Curious, AQ Diamond, Synergistic Research Active, and yes, the Audience AU24SE USB cables.  T... 
The new Synergistic Research BLUE fuses ....
@lalitk  Thanks! 
The new Synergistic Research BLUE fuses ....
@lalitk   Who sells the HiFi Tuning Supreme Cardas fuses? All I'm finding are the Supreme silvers from the usual players.. 
Downsizing Speakers in Main Listening Room - Your Feedback on Some options
@sbleam  For your needs/requirements, I would highly recommend a good subwoofer or two to supplement a pair of bookshelf speakers.  I was / am in the same situation, and I have gone with a pair of Omega Super Alnico HO monitors which are very effi... 
Is using streaming services worthy of an audiophile?
I am not going to reiterate everything that's already been said, other than I agree with all.  Tidal has transformed to the way I listen to music, all at a price of $20 per month, which is what, 1 or 2 CDs a month, for access to millions of titles... 
Best preamp (used or new) under $350???
Your Red Dragon S500 will love a tube preamp in front of it! 
Amplifier matching with omega super Alnico Monitors.
I agree with most of what @seikosha says in his response above, especially the part where he says "no, there's nothing wrong with these highs".  I may be more sensitive to brightness and etched highs, but I feel that the highs on my SAM HOs (1.5 w... 
Amplifier matching with omega super Alnico Monitors.
@seanheis1 That may be so, but I can tell you that I much preferred the Red Dragon S500 to a First Watt F7 in a direct comparison in my system a few months ago. I owned both together at the same time, and kept the RD. I wanted to F7 to be a keeper... 
Amplifier matching with omega super Alnico Monitors.
@borg7x9 Hey Myron, if I was in your shoes, and since this is for a secondary system, you won't need anything more than the Red Dragon. No worries with tubes, heat, or anything else like that, just glorious music. As I mentioned above, the S500 is... 
Amplifier matching with omega super Alnico Monitors.
@borg7x9  Myron, I have been running Omega speakers for the last four years or so, and still do. I had the Omega SAMs for a few years, and now I still have the 3i, but in my main system, I am running the incredible SAM HOs.  From my extensive expe... 
Tekton Double Impacts
I much prefer my coffee cryo ( aka cold) brewed for 24+ hours.  LOL 
Member's recommendations for tube amplification
@atmosphere You got me thinking Ralph, so I wanted to check the output of my Coincident amps with my 97db, 4-6 ohm Omegas.  This is a very crude test since I don't have any engineering test equipment other than a multimeter, so some assumptions ha... 
Member's recommendations for tube amplification
@atmosphere For what it's worth, I filter out 70Hz (-3db) and below (-12db @35hz) from the amps and speakers (using a pair of passive filters) and I am letting my ML Depth i subwoofer handle the bottom range; IMO, this has worked wonders in drivin... 
Member's recommendations for tube amplification
+1 @noromanceI picked up a pair of the Coincident Frank mkII monoblocks last month, and these have become game-changing amps for me, after owning a multitude of other amps. Perhaps the end of the line, so to speak, for me.I am using them with my O...