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Are these fake?
FURUTECH flags them as cheap POS fakeshttp://www.furutech.com/2013/02/02/1746/“ .... Caution* eBay, Amazon and Rakuten resellers in Japan are not authorized Furutech dealers.Caution* There have been confirmed cases of counterfeit products (Furutec... 
Recommended Speaker Design for Corner / Near-Wall Placement?
TANNOY AUTOGRAPH MINIhttps://6moons.com/audioreviews/tannoy4/autographmini.htmlhttps://www.analogueseduction.net/all-speakers/tannoy-prestige-autograph-mini-gr-speakers-pair.html 
want a CD player upgrade
Pre-owned REGA ISIS Cdp.if possible, stretch it to the REGA ISIS VALVE cdpGoogle the reviews ....  
Speaker recommendations for Simaudio Moon 700i V2
TOTEM TOTEM and SIMAUDIO are both in Montreal and they are respectively used to voice each other’s products TOTEM even had its own AMBER integrated amp that was a joint venture product built by TOTEM in conjunction with SIMAUDIO, based on the SIMA... 
TOSLINK OPTICAL cables
Junk the POS cheap plastic toslink cables that are comparative crap performers and move up to a quality glass fibre model. The audio performance difference is huge.I have both the WIREWORLD SUPERNOVA 7 and the DH LABS Silver Sonic Glass Master Tos... 
Package Lost in US Customs
In brief: you get what you pay for: cheap-as-you-go post office versus private courier. In detail: This thread just reinforced the argument to use FEDEX and its peers instead of relying on any national postal service routing into USPS in clearing ... 
Troubleshooting occasional popping from solid state amp?
I picked up a ‘90’s era old HARMON KARDON integrated amp and tuner locally on the Uber-cheap Craigslist- type ad with a view to refresh them and pass on to a senior citizen transitioning into a retirement home.initially they were working fine for ... 
In the middle of a pandemic, Stereophile reviews ~ $30K equipment
No big deal ....the well-heeled top tier purchasers of luxury goods are unaffected by COVID-19 or any other economic fallout shock.Since they are are largely similarly marooned at home like the rest of the nation’s plebes, they have the time to ac... 
Help! Connect IpadPro to Marantz AV7005
Go buy the APPLE Lightning Digital AV Adaptor Ipad - plug in the Lightning AV Digital Adaptor , Plug in the HDMI cable Into the adaptor and the HDMI cable out to AVR  
Why do you think Bi-Wiring improves the sound ?
Short answer: There is no silver bullet answer.(1) it depends on your bespoke system entirely , AND , (2) improvements from bi-amping rather than bi-wiring is another different animal entirely.NORDOST has a brief commentary: http://info.nordost.co... 
RCA outputs to COAX input - is there only a splitter or is a extra device needed
Get a quality build multi-strand real glass fibre toslink cable, and bypass the cheap crap plastic ones. The audio quality step up is big and top-shelf. I have bought two brands that I use: WIRE-WORLD TOSLINK SUPER NOVA 7 and DH Labs GLASS MASTER ... 
Balanced Interconnect Recommendations
Real life experiences ...I have the REGA OSIRIS integrated amp and the REGA ISIS VALVE cdp/ dac.(1) REGA itself recommends balanced XLR interconnects between them . I stress-tested their manual Recommendations with shoot-outs between high-end RCAs... 
Rega, Totem, or KEF bookshelf speakers?
I have the REGA R1s and the RX1s in my “C” and “B” systems respectively . both are great , with the RX1s rising on top.REVIEWSThe Rega R1 Loudspeaker - A New Budget Referencehttp://v2.stereotimes.com/post/the-rega-r1-loudspeaker“ ....  The RR125 i... 
Integrated amplifier help
REGA OSIRIS 
What are you streaming tonight?
Big-GregDire Straits - Brothers in Arms, Qobuz“...Why don't they have this in Hi-Res? It sounds fantastic at CD quality, but...”well, there is an easy step-up from “ordinary” red book CD .... it is also available in XRCD2 recording that is an app...