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My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
Inna, everything in audio is a compromise and trade-off, every single part from the chassis panel to binding post to the feet the amp stands on. It makes no sense to draw the line at mono vs. stereo as if it's some unsurmountable gulf in performan... 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
Thanks Jay for the thoughts on the 11 series Boulder, how much less Boulder magic compared to the 21 series you think? On analog sounding digital gear, I think Aries Cerat and Totaldac both might be worth trying 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
Jay in your latest video you listened to the Boulder 1110 + 1160, what did you think of the combo compared to the others you've owned? Obviously different systems, different room, but any first impressions? 
Ready, set, comment! Speaker cables don’t make a difference?
@audition__audio Why did you thank Pesky for the "China comment"? 
Joseph Audio Pearl 3 to 20/20 Graphene Upgrade
That's really interesting, maybe a call into SEAS is in order. On specs alone, it looks like the breakup frequency got pushed up 1.5K, which allowed Jeff to push the crossover point up from 2K to 2.5K it seems. As for Pearl vs. Perspective/Pulsar,... 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
Boulder 866? 
Spendor D9.2 vs. Harbeth super hl5 plus xd + REL Stentor III vs. Spendor Classic 100?
@alexberger It was discovered that the bright sounds for Spendor comes at the hands of their previous incompetent distributor who would take brand new speakers to shows without breaking in. I speak from experience that the Spendor D series is neit... 
Wilson Alexx V
@tomic601 Totally agree, gotta watch out for parts or gear from right wing fascists too. 
Need preamp suggestion
+1 on Benchmark LA4, Stereophile class A, for the money it can't be beat. 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
@whitecamaross, I have the same experience with stock power cords on my Boulder setup, they're so good that I only worry about power cords on my DAC and streamer now. It's very odd because they look just like normal cheap computer power cords. As ... 
Duelund conversion to DIY Helix Geometry Cabling
@williewonka Thanks for the great idea, I will look into that construction for sure. I tried the DIY Helix speaker cable I made previously with VH audio OCC and Milspec, it still sounds pretty good but compared to other speaker cables, I can hear ... 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
@kps25sc I have heard the same MBL setups in the same room with different electronics, both large and small MBL setups at that. Also compared them to the MBL 101 Extreme at the same time. I would say I have a wider set of experience than someone w... 
Mojo Audio Mystique EVO
Thanks all for your input, especially interesting hearing impressions against the Aqua dacs which is also highly regarded. Looking forward to your impressions as you receive your Evos. 
Spendor D9.2 vs. Harbeth super hl5 plus xd + REL Stentor III vs. Spendor Classic 100?
OP, as you can tell by the diverging opinions on the thread, you really need to hear each of them with your music choice and preferably in your system to know.What I would say from personal experience is that the Spendor D series definitely requir... 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
I have heard quite a few MBL systems, with racks between the speakers, with subs in the back, they all sounded fantastic. Also as I mentioned before, they don't need MBL electronics. The Boulder helped MBL be more focused and image better, but it'...