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Optimal lengths for USB and Ethernet cabling for digital audio
I have directly compared in my system two pairs of USB cables of two different brands, each pair consisting of a 1m and a 2m cable. In both cases, the shorter cable had richer, more seductive midrange while the longer cable had stronger and more i... 
Speakers known for great midrange.
Another vote for Spendor (Classic series).  
COMPARE SPEAKERS: B&W 803D4 OR 802D4 TO ML RENAISSANCE ESL 15A
I have the ESL 15's smaller siblings, the ESL 11. I'm pretty sure there are huge similarities in sound, with ESL 15 providing more of everything. At least this is how ESL 11 and ESL 13 compare in my experience. ESL 11 are extremely sensitive to t... 
most beautiful (looking) speakers
The most beautiful speakers? Among the ones I've seen, Sonus Faber. By far.  
Dynaudio customer service ignoring me
@craig : Thank you for trying to help me. I don't want to derail this thread so I won't go into details, but the reassurance I was looking for (about future availability of parts) couldn't have come from anywhere else but the producer. I am E.U. b... 
Dynaudio customer service ignoring me
I wrote Sonus Faber inquiring about the availability of some parts, now and in the future (as their policy) and was referred to the local dealer. I did this because I was contemplating a 15000 euro purchase and I needed some reassurance. I was ver... 
Speakers for string Quartets
It's funny because I do have an answer... sort of. First of all, it goes without saying that the other components beside speakers are of paramount importance too. I haven't been exposed to lots and lots of audio gear, but of those I've heard the b... 
Are Harbeth the only warm and euphonic speakers in town ?
+1 Spendors (Classic series)  
DDC like Aurender UC-100C tonally but with better detail?
So no one heard the Aurender? It's basically absent from the audio forums, I wonder why since the Aurender streamers are quite popular... Ok, scratch that, what other DCC could offer me the above-mentioned traits of "fullness to the sound, especia... 
Accuphase DP570 vs. Luxman D10X
@denon1 : I see you are not excited by the DP 560 / 570. The 560 is "nothing special" compared to what? What is it more exactly that you didn't like about these models (maybe also what you liked, if anything)? I'm asking because I have a DP 550 th... 
48kHz vs 96kHz: audible?
Qobuz has both high rez. and CD rez. files and I can distinguish the higher resolution ones as richer and more 3D sounding, smoother and more colorful. I find the difference significant, by far less important as the actual mastering. On the other... 
Compare/Contrast Spendor Classic vs. Harbeth speakers
Quoting myself from a few other threads:   Between my SP2/3R2 and my Harbeth M30.2 (now sold) I prefer the former. Warmer, more exuberant, joyful or friendly I would say, with better lit mids, nice highs, bigger sound and in most cases I prefer ... 
Sonus faber choices - help me decide
curious how do you find the bass once the speakers are broken in, please share your impressions  
Sonus faber choices - help me decide
The Sonus Faber’s I’ve heard were driven by Accuphase amps, for what it’s worth. Pricey, I know... It depends a lot not only on the budget and synergy, but also on your priorities in terms of sound. For example, I value tone and timbre very highly... 
Sonus faber choices - help me decide
Please report your impressions on the V's after you get them (and after the burn in). I don't know about the newer Amati speakers, but I can tell you there is a huge difference in scale between the Amati Futura and the Nova II. Nova V might be a ...