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DH Labs
@drmuso and @baylinor … I personally find the BL-1 (aka the Silversonic cable) to be quite revealing but lean and can be seen as bright if your equipment is already transparent. I’m surprised you couldn’t tell a difference with the BL-1 iCable com... 
DH Labs
@builder3 If you had bought the Dimension brand new, I suggest you swap the stock cables back in. It takes quite a while, at least a few hundred hours of play, for the Dimension to break in since phono signals are very delicate, and they are a bit... 
DH Labs
@audphile1 They are quite good and will bring a faster, more open/transparent sound and dynamics compared to any stock copper cable. The cabling design (conductors, dielectric, etc) itself is similar to that of the Air Matrix, but with even lower ... 
DH Labs
@builder3 If you haven’t tried the Air Matrix Cryo, they may be worth trying. As good as the original AM cables are, the Revelation have more inner detail and refinement, but at the expense of some tonal density and bass strength. The AM Cryo impr... 
DH Labs
Great to hear! As a teaser, I’m well aware that DH Labs has a site-wide Black Friday / Cyber Monday sale every year. You might want to visit their site during that time.  
rca or usb digital
@ckr1969 With the Aurender N20, AES is best, followed by RCA / Coax. This is due to the N20’s clock being far superior to that of the one inside the Aavik. Given the way each cable’s interface works, AES and Coax will use the clock in the Aurender... 
DH Labs
That’s great to hear considering the Nordost cost almost twice the Air Matrix Cryo. The AM Cryo are very, very good for their price point. For me, it took a MSRP $2K+ Synergistic Research Atmosphere UEF Level 3 to beat them, and I’ve since upgrade... 
Streamer Recommendation.
+1 @musicfan2349 on keeping the mesh satellite at least a few feet away from other audio electronics, especially tube preamps, and plan to use a good quality Ethernet cable to connect from the satellite into the unit.   
Streamer Recommendation.
You’ve got a really nice system there. I particularly love both Joseph Audio and Luxman. I’m an Aurender dealer, so take that into consideration, but there is a lot of love for the Aurender N200 on this forum. It retails $6,000, and while it doesn... 
Best DACs under $7,000.00
Hey @patrickdowns - Perhaps this is a convo that is better suited through PM or call, so I’ll follow up to get in touch. That said, I’ll also answer your inquiry for anyone else interested on the thread. The T+A DAC has a very good preamp section... 
Which power cords have high resolutions and separation??
+1 ghdprentice on DH Labs Corona. To me, it’s performance is identical if not better than the $2500-3000 Shunyata Sigma NR, as I evaluated a number of power cables side by side. For anything under MSRP $3K, the Corona would be at the top of my lis... 
What selections do you play when showing off your system to others?
I’ve found the best way to show my system off to others is to let them control the queue. While the listener may appreciate analyzing the music you play, they will likely not resonate emotionally with it because they don’t know it very well. That... 
Streamer Upgrade Bluesound Node To Aurender N10
@rbyington711 I am an Aurender dealer so take this into consideration. I haven’t demoed Aurender and Hifi Rose side by side, though I have used the Hifi Rose RS250 and the two Aurender units you mention at different intervals. Despite the impress... 
Help! Trying to pick an amp/preamp for an Acoustat 1+1s
The acoustats will sound best with tubes that can deliver a good amount of current. That said I’d also pick an EL34 amp over a KT88 amp for electrostats given the sonic signature and midrange magic. Unfortunately EL34 are lower powered, so if you ... 
Phono preamp with best mid bass
@tooblue Thank you! If you ever come up to the Minneapolis area feel free to look me up and we can coordinate a listening session!