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High End is Dead?
High End Audio as we know it is dead because it was primarily a Baby Boomer and Gen X phenomenon. Millenials and Gen Z have no interest in it.So going forward, the only market segments that are doing well are DAC's, headphones and earbuds - for th... 
Home Demo Faceoff: Nordost / Audioquest / Transparent
The Frey 2 is less than a quarter of the price of the Valhalla 2. There is a point of diminishing returns for some at this price differential. 
What is the best BNC Digital Cable under $4,000?
When I was comparing many RCA digital cables years ago the High Fidelity Cables were substantially better than anything else. I would get one of their RCA models and put BNC adapters on them.Also, I am not talking about the new HFC 'Reveal' cheapo... 
New dedicated lines have high noise floor.
Sometimes audio components sound far better on the same star grounding scheme. So by splitting your system across two separate lines back to the breaker box, some type of ground loop issue is occurring.Have you tried feeding everything using the o... 
Review Stillpoints Ultra Mini
I would like to know how the Stillpoints compare when being placed under a component vs directly screwed into the component using the right threaded adaptor.  
Nordost fans
I think Nordost power cables, and their ethernet, HDMI and USB cables, are all worth checking out and are very good in comparison to, for example, the equivalent Audioquest and Wireworld.But its their Speaker cables and interconnects which I think... 
Nordost fans
I’ve never auditioned any Nordost cabling. But, I do have 2 of their QBases. They help clean up noise that my two other pricey power distribution blocks don’t do. This has been my exact recent experience with a new QB8. I have used many differ... 
Nordost Power Cables - my latest experience
My report was fresh from the box, no break in. I am a believer in break-in, seen it many times. I just found such an improvement with the source gear with no break in, I guess I expected the same to continue.I think the Q-Base QB8 distribution blo... 
Nordost Power Cables - my latest experience
I know there is system comparability issues for all cables, I just found it interesting the Nordost worked so well with my front end gear but not the amps. 
A Better Bluesound AC Cable?
I have had a bunch of C7/Figure 8 power cables.I cannot remember the earlier ones, but I currently have the Audioquest NRG 1.5 and Nordost Purple Flare. Both are better than stock and worth getting at such a low price. The Nordost was the best in ... 
High Fidelity Cables CT-1designed by Rick Schultz
I have been happily using a complete loom of HFC for years now, with digital (CT-1UR) / interconnect (CT-1UR) / speaker (CT-1E).Recently I attempted to maybe replace my CT-1E speaker cables, with an eye to perhaps selling them as they have now bee... 
Linear Power Supply for a DAC
The Teddy Pardo power supply was excellent, better than all the ebay linear power supplies I tried that are not much cheaper. But the best was the Uptone Audio JS-2. But its the most expensive, so I'm not sure how it compares to other LPS that ar... 
PS Audio Noise Harvester
I thought they had a negative effect and sat on the music. And this was using them in PS Audio's own power distributor.On the other hand, my experience of the Nordost Qv2, Alan Mayer Designs filters and MIT Z-Duplex all had a positive effect. 
Computer Speakers
I'm going against the grain here for Computer PC.... I spent years trying different high end PC speakers, such as Klipsch, multiple various Audioengine products, pro audio monitors e.t.cIn the end the best speakers for nearfield listening (i.e 50-... 
Has anyone been banned from Steve Hoffman Forums?
The Steve Hoffman Forums are the best place on the internet to find out about, and obsess over, the different masterings of music released before the 90's.Some classic albums have a wildy different sound depending on which region of the world they...