|ARC 100.2 vs ARC SD135|
Used to own a 100.2. Great amp, which you’ll never replace for the money. I’d buy the SD135 before I let go of the 100.2, then sell the one you feel is the lesser amp.
|Why do I need power management if I have a great power cord?|
On my system power cables do make a difference with power conditioner or similar such devices. I use two WyWires Juice II Platinum HC power cables on my Nordost QB4, one feeding the QB4 and off from that one feeding my amp. It clearly is noticeab...
Indeed he is mistaken; they are being used a fuses. Google is your friend.
|Interesting comment on Bose Speakers.....|
You need a center channel, g_nakamoto.
|Will DAC always sound better going straight into a Power Amplifier?|
My Modwright LS36.5 and Sonic Frontiers Line 2SE preamps sit collecting dust. I keep them to spin vinyl; other than that I prefer my DAC direct. Depends on the DAC.
Not sure those above that said don’t change have ever owned Wilson’s but maybe have. The resistors you are referring to are not in the crossover, but resistors used as a fuse to protect the tweeter and drivers. They do weaken in time if they’re pl...
|Never Spend More On Cables Than Your Equipment Cost$$$$$$$$$$|
Somewhat agree I would not go out of my way or intentionally seek a cable costing as much or more than a component. Most components typically have a power cable and a IC or digital cable connecting, and if a preamp there may be several IC’s that e...
|Speakers for daughter|
Bought my daughter a pair of Monitor Audio Bronze 50’s. Nice little speaker a tad on the warmer side which is good for poor recordings. Will not play to crazy loud volumes but will play loud enough to upset the neighbors.
|Wywires Silver to Platinum interconnects. How big an upgrade would that be ?|
mpomerantz I don’t find WyWires thin at all, if anything the opposite. What they’re known for in my opinion and what I’ve read is they are very open and throw a wide stage. Can’t speak for the Blue Series, but I run both Silver and Platinum. I...
|Where/what is the best place to sell used components|
Lots of people are moving things on Facebook Marketplace, on a group called Audiophile Swap and Shop.it’s a private group with almost 57K members. People selling lower end to higher end. I have had good luck and know others that have as well.
|Recommendation for Digital Coax|
My Nordost Silver Shadow is 1M and absolutely no issues… none. I have used it on two different players to several different DAC’s and a streamer for many years. Works 100% of the time with no compromised high frequency issues.
|Recommendation for Digital Coax|
Yes, 1M is where to start but not sure as important with a streamer but with older transport with higher jitter it is not recommended to go shorter. There’s a few Nordost Silver Shadow coax on here which is a really nice cable for the money. I use...
|Best CD player from this list|
Own No.2 and have heard 1 and 6. Can’t speak for the others but I don’t you can go wrong with any of them. The Meridian was definitely a well respected player in its days, at least in the magazines but unless you can get a laser head I’d probably ...
Are you turning you’re preamp on first? If so, let it warm up for a minute then mute before turning on your amp. Try that if you haven’t.
|Grounding cable gauge size|
I use a Nordost QB4 with both QV2 and QK1 plugged into the two outside receptacles. I use the QB4 only for whichever power amp I’m using, only one plugged in at a time. When I first picked up the QB4 I did not use the ground post at first but late...