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Best USB cable upgrade for around $1000
Sounds like the OP already landed a cable, but out of all the USB cables I’ve ever tried (and I’ve tried a lot), the only two I found myself being able to live with are the Synergistic Research SRX USB (very expensive) and the FTA Sinope, which po... 
Component contributions to “sound stage”
Why, thank you. :)  
Component contributions to “sound stage”
@knownothing A few months before I became a dealer two years back, I was on a search to upgrade my own DAC. I owned a modified PS Audio DirectStream MKI (in which the transformer and LPS mods I performed improved and increased the soundstage) to a... 
Good small/single outlet power conditioner for preamp.
@jriggy I am a Synergistic Research dealer, so take it for what you will, but they make a PowerCell One for plugging one single component direct into the wall. I’ve personally been a big fan of the PowerCell series long before I became an SR deale... 
Stylus stuck in groove.
@rvpiano I assumed you already had the solution since you have an ultrasonic cleaner. You can also just use distilled water if that is more handy. If you do decide to use solution, you can try adding a few drops on the area and letting it soak for... 
15k USD Speakers for Classical and Pop Extended Listening, Near setup, Low volume
For a room that size and for the music you mention, I would highly recommend looking into the Vivid Kaya 25. It has the speedy performance of a high end bookshelf with better bass extension through a bottom firing port. They are slim and easy to m... 
Stylus stuck in groove.
What do you mean by “gets stuck”? Does it skip back into the same groove over and over or does it literally get caught (that would be horrible)? For tough gunk, I’ve found dabbing a microfiber cloth in ultrasonic cleaning fluid and wiping with a ... 
My Aurender N150 is stuck in repeat mode
@jred I agree with @ghdprentice. My brother was one of the earlier Aurender N100 adopters, long before I became an Aurender dealer, and he was the one who brought the brand to my attention when I was much earlier on in my audiophile journey. I thi... 
Component contributions to “sound stage”
@musicfan2349 I totally agree that the recording and mastering process is an ultimate source of where soundstaging happens, but I don’t think the OP was intending that to qualify as a “component” in the original inquiry (I am assuming this and can... 
Component contributions to “sound stage”
I agree with most on here, but I would like to stress that the room itself is the most important component, not just its acoustics or the treatments within, but also the available size and the placement and positioning of the speakers within. It w... 
Integrated amp: Component weight
@hgeifman The only reason I mentioned the EDGE A is because despite the OP’s weight specification, he also mentioned interest in a 50lb unit, so I figured this one wasn’t far off. :) But yes, it is over 40lb. @cundare2 I’m not sure which Harbeths... 
Integrated amp: Component weight
@cundare2 Sorry, I just meant the Margules ACRH-4 only uses single ended inputs and outputs. It’s Class A/B push pull with a tube hybrid buffer stage. I understand your concern regarding quality control and discussed this with the Margules team a... 
SOUTHWEST AUDIOFEST 2024
I haven’t heard anything about Lone Star happening this year.   
My Aurender N150 is stuck in repeat mode
@curiousjim It’s true - out of stock units in the US that then have to ship from Korea often arrive faster than units that are already in their Cali distribution center. They ship DHL internationally and it arrives lightning fast.   
Streamer Upgrade Bluesound Node To Aurender N10
@arnold_h I agree. With your current level of investment overall in your system, you will see greater gains by upgrading other components in your chain before the streamer. There surely are better DACs that have come to market since the Oppo 205....