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Comparison of Cardas Clear & Beyond Speaker Cable to Shunyata Sigma or Alpha Cable
OP--I haven't compared Shunyata Sigma or Alpha speaker cables to Cardas Clear or Clear Beyond speaker cables. Sorry, I'm no help there-- 
What’s really hurting the audio hobby?
My vote would be the lack of funding for arts education in today's schools. First you need to hear great music in order to want to hear more great music. I went to my first professional concert after passing the Music Memory test ( all classical m... 
Comparison of Cardas Clear & Beyond Speaker Cable to Shunyata Sigma or Alpha Cable
@mikey8811 I have used both Cardas Clear Beyond and Clear Beyond XL PCs on Rowland M925s. In my system (which is a full Cardas Clear Beyond or Beyond XL loom) I wouldn't characterize the XL PCs as "thinner" than the Clear Beyond PCs. Instead, I wo... 
Innuos Statement Review
@david_ten David, thanks for adding the link, more information is always helpful. 
Innuos Statement Review
@coach59 I'm glad you found the review helpful. Please feel free to post a review of your unit here once you have a chance to listen to it in your set-up. On the Spotify front, I have four young adult children and they all are Spotify users precis... 
What amp is best with Wilson Sasha DAW speakers
I heard the Wilson Sasha DAWs with ARC M160 amps and an ARC Ref 10 pre-amp at a local dealer. I was impressed with what I heard.  I didn't go into the dealer to hear either the amps or the speakers. I went in to hear a turntable setup and the Wils... 
DBA for REL’s?
Just received the antenna I needed to run another REL S3/SHO with the Longbow transmitter. This makes 4 RELs in the dba or "swarm" and I can confirm that 4 is an improvement over 3. I now consider my room bass issues resolved. 
Innuos Statement Review
@david_ten I have now done further listening tests with the Innuos Statement, using it as the Roon Core/endpoint (which is the method used on all previous listening tests reported above) and using the Statement as the Roon endpoint only with the A... 
Question ?-can a Shunyata Sigma HC C-19 power cord be re-terminated to a C15 ?
Hi Gary, I'm fairly certain the answer is yes they can, but I'm also fairly certain that in order to keep the warranty valid Shunyata would require that it re-terminate the power cord. I once asked a Shunyata dealer whether I could get a Sigma NR ... 
Innuos Statement Review
David, I will attempt to listen to the Statement using Roon as you describe and report back my impressions. I anticipate being able to do so by Monday. -RegardsAl 
Innuos Statement Review
David, these are great questions. First, I have only run the Statement as a Roon Core and not a Roon endpoint. When I compared the Statement to the DX3 I set them both to be Roon Cores, which allowed me to quickly toggle between them. I would desc... 
Innuos Statement Review
Today I experimented with the Statement by plugging it into my Shunyata Denali power conditioner to see what effects, if any, the power conditioner had on the Statement's SQ. The Statement's sound stage narrowed and it lost significant depth. The ... 
MSB select II vs all dacs ?
Thank you., Mike. Very helpful.Al  
MSB select II vs all dacs ?
@mikelavigne --MIke, I thought I saw that you had an Aqua Formula xHD DAC at one point in your system. Am I remembering that correctly? And if so, how did you think it held up in your system? 
Innuos Statement Review
@david_ten Excellent point. I have learned over time in this hobby to not become too wed to a particular pathway on the digital side. When Jeff Rowland says its Aeris DAC works best via the SPDIF input, I tested that--and it was true. When I had a...