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Has anyone made the jump to $uper High end and were disappointed?
@Aberyclark > curious if someone made the leap and deep down realize the "expected" sound quality jump was not as much as the price jump. > buyers remorse. > It's not easy to just "flip" a super high priced component. Blindjim > nice t... 
Do I need a preamp/processor?
One caveat…Did you take a look at the costs of used HT receivers?Sure, an Oppo 100 or 200 series is a no brainer addition, depending on features and needs.The thing about the Oppo as versatile as it is with digital formats, streaming, spinning, e... 
Looking for Better Jitter Reduction in a DAC
I try keeping the temps in the house like Ozzie and harriet enjoyed. They always seemd to be wearing sweaters in every episode. Ricky? Not so much.Having been deep into industrial electrical affairs including communication equipment for some years... 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
Thanks for the feedback 
Amplifier Recommendations to Match the Tannoy GRF90
Your welcome.I’m hoping to experience the antithesis of your account of Tube vs SS. Although I enjoy both amplification platforms. Depending.My fantasy or groundless imaginations are that a pair of VAC IQ 200s or Burning OTL 200s should do the tr... 
Speaker cable length with monoblock amps?
This is always an interesting topic.Thru the decades I’ve been told here, and by wire sellers (go figure) 6ft. or 1.5M is the optimum length for most any cable. Or that has been my impression all along since reading these pages on various power an... 
Benefits of an external DAC
OP >One poster already hit the nail.Try stepping up to better DACs.Why? The argument on every DAC uses effectively the same chips is a whole other thread. The idea behind this is ‘how’ everything is implemented in any DAC, not just that all are... 
Amplifier Recommendations to Match the Tannoy GRF90
Sheer curiosity forces me to tag in here. Its suprising to hear someone say VAC is more so about the mids than extension in either direction. This could be said of many tube amps I suspect. Sorry, just thinking out loud. If SS attributes are an in... 
Stillpoints Ultra 5
sometimes you feel like a 'couple' sometimes you feel like a 'de-cuopling'. Different situations, different solutions. just the building’s own architecture can shove one down this path or another. second story floors, floors without significant su... 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
@whitecamaross Let me try again….pass 200.5 vs 200.8…. you indicate a noticeable difference between these two amps, , mind briefly expanding on it? As you have enjoyed some hybrids did you ever archive your impressions on them after rolling their ... 
Do I need a preamp/processor?
Autre > I was planning on upgrading my preamp anyway, and it was suggested that a HT preamp/processor might be a good alternative. It sounds very appealing since it would do double duty for me. However I’m still vacillating between the two choi... 
Power Cords
Thanks G. Too kind. I guess even a blind acorn will eventually find a squrrel . Although I've done the stringing biz, you are the one who said it.When I hear something briefly the usual suspects are extension and how close or far apart from natura... 
What makes you build a system around an amplifier?
Unsound > Ideological vs. pragmatic?   Blindjim > got to admit, I’ve never heard of those amps or speakers but I’ve sure either one would be a nice starting place. I’ve generally always felt the ‘source’ was the main idea. Put the bulk of ... 
Power Cords
ricred1 > Out of all of my cables, my humble opinion is my power cords are the weak link. >> I want to tweak my systemBlindjim > definitely. Fairly well understood. I feel PCs are where it all gets defined. Saying one should begin ther... 
Power Cords
ricred1 > I listened for a couple hours, changing the power cords a couple of times.> After inserting the Sigma's I just don't understand how anyone that listened to different power cords could conclude that they can't hear a difference.>...