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Tannoy Prestige Canterbury GR - Amp Recommendations
the Tannoy camp may well be a small slice of the speaker ownership pie when its all said and done so far as feedback here is concerned.I would offer up another perspective on appraising and later, choosing an amp for higher eff speakers. choose th... 
My first Tube Amplifier
I've always owned SS power trains. never did I even consider using glass power. never having heard speakers being driven by tubes probably fueled that notion immensely.I got my introduction to what a fully tubed system could sound like at a local ... 
Make Audiogon Great Ahem!
with many numbers, comes much confusion and concern. The dark web will only get darker so long as anonymity is the rule . once people are predisposed to provide their true identity, which they will have to if they transact business here,  in all o... 
What amps should I audition?
looking for amps or anything else is not as simple as it appears. ordinarily. settling the electrical mating of amp and speakers is top priority. that part seems settled  given the chosen speakers have great eff.   I’ve found thru the years amps ... 
How to assess and quantify system improvement and changes?
good luck with this one. really! I wish you do figure it out, but the variables in this quest are innumerable. the predominate issue is Audiophillia Nervousa is a self diagnosed disease.  as such, EVERYTHING then becomes purely the beholder’s v... 
Review: Synergistic Research resolution Refference X2 active Interconnect
@ stevethe4thGiven their age alone, unless I felt a serious need to migrate into something newer and was in fact enjoying the sound quality itself, I’d keep ‘em. Designer and Absolute series were SR top flight models. With absolute being top dog.... 
Looking for a Giant Killer Digital cable
Thanks to all. Especially teo_audio & Steve N. Furthermore, many thanks to those whose comparisons have been included so far.I’m sorry I’ve not been paying more strick or timely attention of late.I’ve been learning the UDP 203 and thus far am... 
Looking for a Giant Killer Digital cable
@in_shoreMy curiosity grows on the PSA WAVE setup. Albeit, given the biz with DSD vs all other formats, I believe I’ll aim for merely Red Book playback DACs. If they have more attributes or support more BR and SR then fine.Have you found via comp... 
Looking for a Giant Killer Digital cable
@auxinputImpressive. Certainly appreciated. Thanks.. . . .. . . . . . @in_shore > Anyway I find this cable subject interesting especially Audioengr comments and test results which got me to order his reference coax cable .Blindjim > I’ll ech... 
Looking for a Giant Killer Digital cable
@tom_hankinsHmmm. Did not know the Carbon was available as a SPDIF. Thought it was just a USB wire. Good.Do you feel the Carbon is similar in either respect, USB or SPDIF, acoustically or sonically speaking of course?Thanks.. . . . . . . . . . . ... 
Cerious Technologies NEW Graphene Cables
stunning discourse! had to chime in on this one. especially given the note on how these escalated performance over SR Apex and or Tesla. having had the Apex and not been absolutely floored by their influence, I'll admit they were a strong performe... 
Looking for a Giant Killer Digital cable
@folkfreakAppreciate the thoughtful insights and personal EXP accounts. Very cool.ULTIMATELY I FOUND THRU THESE PAGES AND OTHERS, bnc AND aes WERE BETTER INTERFACES. SOME INTERESTING GEAR HOWEVER DID NOT ALWAYS provide both or either. Then ma... 
Looking for a Giant Killer Digital cable
@carmencAgreed. Tanks.. . . . . . . . . . . [email protected] Good to know.Got any compunction to explain why?Your input is always valued and appreciated. Tanks much.. . . . . . . .. . . . . . @uberwaltzThanks. I agree on some wires not palying wel... 
Can interconnect cables improve sound stage height, width, and depth?
Hi!ICs can indeed improve SS width. SS height and depth to a lesser degree. I’ve found it takes a combination of decent to quality cabling from the outlets to the speakers for the SS to be fully expanded, either artificially or with adherence to... 
Looking for a Giant Killer Digital cable
folkfreakgot it. cool. Many thanks.…. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . @audioengrThat’s better. Wasn’t able to see exactly which wire you refered to in the previous Link.Can’t RCA termination maintain the 75Ohm protocol?The flexibility from...