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Reviewing the fabulous Silversmith Fidelium Speaker Cables
Just received my 10ft Fidelium speaker cables. So here's my 20 cents (inflation).To start with, I was wondering how much break-in was needed on these cables. So I did a search which led me to this forum. I don't post much due to thin skin. As I re... 
Cullen or Triode Wire Labs power cord?
Don't forget about LessLoss C-Marc. I may be picking up 1 or 2 of those cables today. Would love to see a Presidents Day sale. 
Rockna Wavelight thoughts?
I already own a great sounding DAC, the Lindemann Musicbook DSD. And now Lindemann offers an upgrade which entirely replaces the contents within in skin for less than $2K.But, mental illness has me wishing for a new dac. It happens in audio. And m... 
SIMPLY AMAZING: Coda Technologies 07x Preamplifier
I currently use a Lindemann Musicbook DSD streamer as a pre. Great DAC and CD player and it replaced a dedicated preamp. But having a Rega P10 mated to a Rogue Audio Area magnum while using the streamer as a preamp, you know my system is bastardiz... 
Went from brilliant to distortion
Ya see. No longer have I posted than lewm provided me with more knowledge regarding my phono pre than I knew over the years I've owned it.You are correct in that the ECC802's are positioned toward the back of the chassis and yes, near to the outpu... 
Went from brilliant to distortion
I am forever a student of audio. At this "hobby" for 54 years, so I'm in second grade. I might actually be unlearning crap at this point. I read posts from many of you that speak of cartridge loading, VTA, on and on and I'm like "hope I got good t... 
Went from brilliant to distortion
Yes,  had everything back to original.I located a pair of JJ ECC802-S tubes and replaced the 12AX7LPS Sovteks out of the rearward position of the L/R channels of the Ares. No more noise! No electronics expert here but I know (or I think I know) th... 
Went from brilliant to distortion
Stylus is perfectly clean. First place I looked. It actually sounds like an extremely dirty stylus.  
Phonostage for Rega P10
The Luxman EQ-500 is an intriguing option. If I found one 50% off I would buy it too! 
Phonostage for Rega P10
Rega P10 with the Apheta 3 sounds first class to my ears. The Ares sounds great mated with the Rega and I could leave well enough alone. I can't help feeling that the Rega would benefit from the next level of phonostage. The NVO looks like a winne... 
Phonostage for Rega P10
I guess I’m looking to level up with a phonostage and was thinking about the Allnic. I’ve owned an Allnic Linestage dht5000 and was happy with it.And perhaps I should live with the Ares. Just looking at all points here and thanks for the responses... 
Phonostage for Rega P10
Thanks for the suggestion. Looks like an interesting, great sounding unit. I did locate an Allnic 1202 for $2200 with the NVO being double that or nearly. Seems like there's so many great phono stages out there it's difficult to discern a good com... 
Speakers that sound like Usher Be-20s/10s
The thing about Usher speakers is that they seem to be so music friendly. Every show I'd attended that had an "Usher" room had an exceptional sound. Not a show winner but really nice. Focal rooms seemed to be fussier and in fairness, hotel rooms b... 
Usher R1.5 should I buy?
Thanks George, I've got an electronic savvy buddy of mine who designs amps. He'll do it for me. Wish I had a roadmap to give him still. 
Usher R1.5 should I buy?
So glad I found this thread. I have 2 Usher 1.5's and run (ran) them in mono to a pair of Usher Tower XL's. One of my amps became noisy (right channel) and was shipped back to USHER for a replacement. Still waiting....What I had learned was that U...