audioquest4life

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I finally got a record cleaning machine. First thoughts.
@mijostyn,   Congratulations on getting the Clearaudio Double Matrix Sonic. It is definitely worth it if you love playing clean static free records, and in my case, have a large record collection exceeding 10k and ever growing.    I first had t... 
Linlai E 6sn7 tubes
“Just contacted Viva Tubes & they informed me that, the 4 tubes I ordered will be individually boxed w/its test data. If anyone is curious.”   Does Viva tubes include test data for all tubes they mail out? I don’t recall if I had test data v... 
Linlai E 6sn7 tubes
After reading the feedback here about the Linlai 6SN7 tubes, I ordered a pair for my Aesthetix Io Eclipse phono amp. I have used Tung Sols, EHs, and JJs. It will be interesting to hear how these sound in a phono amp.   
most beautiful (looking) speakers
  Classic Audio Loudspeakers T 1.5 Reference. Was a game changing listening experience for me. Won me over the other speakers I was looking for to be the one. Now, they are staying forever. Massive 350 pounds.   
Seeking some info on Allnic L-3000
@lak, “I use my Allnic L-3000 on the average of three hours per day (maybe more) seven days a week and have not had a need to replace any tubes yet. I don't do any tube rolling because it came with very good tubes but I see no reason why you cou... 
Townshend Audio F1 Fractal Speaker Cables
I have come to the conclusion that with any cable that alters, changes, or supposed  matches or eliminates capacitance or whatever, is probably akin to applying a fix to correct an existing incompatibility between amps and speakers. Now that being... 
Primaluna or Octave to drive Dynaudio X34s
I was an octave MRE 130 with Super Black Box owner for years. I was driving B&W Nautilus 800 with great synergy. The B&Ws were 89db efficient. When I lived in Germany, Octave would host an Octave forum at the factory and we would all meet ... 
Speaker cable shootout Townsend Audio Fractal F1, Fidelium, AA Statement e SC Cryo rhodium
You are welcome. You cables are fine for what they need to do. I am a firm believer in silver and gold, and silver/gold hybrid cables for their sound qualities. I have used pure copper for a while also from Neotech, but 11 or 12 gauge. They were m... 
CLASS D MONO AMPS buy ATMASPHERE MUSIC SYSTEMS
@rsf507    I agree wholeheartedly. It seems like the 16 ohm, 101db efficient Classic Audio T1.5 reference are a match made in Heaven when mated with the Novacrons. This journey is so full of variables and listening tastes, it is hard to make an ... 
Seeking Feedback Re: Ansuz vs. Shunyata or Synergistic Research Power Conditioning
I attended the same show. I listened to the Ansuz Sort in several of their display systems. The technology behind the the Sortz reminds me of the Cardas caps that was the rage years ago. The Sortz costs about 800 and some change each! They said yo... 
CLASS D MONO AMPS buy ATMASPHERE MUSIC SYSTEMS
I don’t understand the title: Class D amps buy atmasphere…it appears to read as if Class D purchased Atmasphere.  If it is supposed to be “by Atmasphere” instead of buy, then I get it.    On the current state of sound regarding Atmasphere OTL amp... 
New Transrotor TRA9 tonearm coming soon
@mijostyn  I understand your point, but, I do have a chance to test and compare both side by side and have already made inference that the Hyperion is no slouch. It has brought me plenty of listening pleasure, that’s for sure.  However, when comp... 
New Transrotor TRA9 tonearm coming soon
@pindac,    Thank you. Yes I agree, that tonearm is quite impressive.  @tomic601 ,  I was sort of leaning that way.. go full bore and see how it will sound with a top performing cartridge, but, I am also rationalizing that if the TRA 9 is actu... 
New Transrotor TRA9 tonearm coming soon
Finally, the Transrotor TRA9 tonearm is here. I will install later this weekend, but, I have a hard decision to make. I need to decide which cartridge to use with this new tonearm first. either the new Air Tight Opus 1 or the Soundsmith Hyperion. ... 
Speaker cable shootout Townsend Audio Fractal F1, Fidelium, AA Statement e SC Cryo rhodium
The modern versions of the Neotech are NES 1001   https://www.thecableco.com/amazon-speaker-cables-pair.html