edstrelow

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Most useful tweaks that are sensible and really make a noticeable improvement
I agree with several suggestions here including cleaning your ears. I suspect that most here are male and older and thus already losing high frequency hearing.   Ear wax build-up definitely makes this worse.I also recently tightened the drivers in... 
Feet/ footers: Cones, pads, rubber gizmos, fancy gizmos, roller gizmos
There are two distinct problems that footers may help with, 1) isolation from vibrations coming through the floor and/or equipment rack and 2) damping vibrations within the component which may be causing  distortion.  Footers, sorbothane and sim... 
Shocked removed spikes, used blue tack, what other non spike footer
There are a number of separate issues regarding the mounting of speakers on spikes and footers.  Some folks may need to decouple their speakers from things like wooden floors which are bouncy.  I have seen some people report that sorbothane foot... 
I'm having a really hard time with: "Power cable reduced my soundstage"...
I recall my first upgraded power cable, hooked up to my Stax headphone amp.  I was sceptical and would not pay more than $50.00 as an experiment.   I was surprised just how much benefit it gave, increased dynamics and bass in particular.  I assume... 
Differences between cd transports?
Curious the number of persons who want to argue about the merits of cable vs toslink even though the initial poster is using toslink with both transports.  So this is irrelevant. That said, the cable crowd seem to think there is only one kind of t... 
The Science of Cables
Thank-you  taras22. As for eric_squires all I get from you is an appearance of personal jealousy.  Dismissing a detailed argument as irrelevant shows no analytic skill and is a lazy thinker's way of trying to dominate a conversation.  You have bee... 
Linear tracking turntables, whatever happened?
I have owned only B+O linear trackers over the last 40 years and have been very happy with them.  Very elegant looking, simple to operate, no fiddling and extraordinary sound.  I started with the original 4000, I believe it was called.  I modified... 
The invention of measurements and perception
I am more struck by the absence of  basic measurements of physics in this field.  One problem that I have been working on is the extent of vibration especially in headphone cases and speaker enclosures.  I have never seen one measurement reported ... 
The invention of measurements and perception
"Foundations of Measurement" in 3 volumes, Krantz, Luce, Suppes, and Tversky. Academic Press.You might know the last author as a Nobel Laureate."This I believe refers to Amos Tversky who did not win a Nobel Prize.  
Brilliant Pebbles, a new tweak, cheaper than high end cables.
These things have been around for quite a while I believe, and still not  even a hint of what principle of physics is supposed to be involved.  The statements about them are just meaningless generalizations.   
Why Power Cables Affect Sound
There is a lot of confusion here between theories and evidence. Merely having a plausible explanation for some phenomenon does not mean it is a correct explanation of that phenomenon, e.g. a suggestion that good cables have less susceptibility to ... 
Treated my interconnects with Deoxit D5 today
I had the same problem with D5, i.e. washed out sound. However I also use what used to be called Deoxit Gold ( the company seems to be changing the names) and that was quite the opposite, i.e a big improvement in sound quality. As I understand it ... 
Neutral or Detailed. You can't have both
The discussion here is like something from the stone-age. Firstly the discussion starts with a confusion of enhanced treble with detail. Certainly you will hear more high frequency detail with hyped treble,  youwill also hear more high frequncy ha... 
Stillpoints - snake oil?
I find that spikes for speakers work to some extent as do sorbothane footers for electronics but I get much better results with stick on sorbothane. backed with 4 layers of electrical tape to create what is known in mechanical engineering as const... 
Filling speaker Stands?
You need to dampen vibrations and that means more than just adding mass. Sorbothane is the only material I know of which actually converts the mechanical energy to heat, thereby getting it out of the system quickly. I recommend 1/4 inch self stick...