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DYI upgrading B&W N805 to Diamond 805?
Mills are just great resistors AND they are great value. I've not found better. Just more expensive. High precision, amazing thermal stability and small size for the wattage makes them really kind of incredible resistors. I really really don't und... 
Doing the Power Cord Thing
Sorry Builder3 I may have misunderstood. I'm going to leave everything in place for a while, for now I have other priorities and I'd like to spend less time on my hands and knees crawling around the stereo racks. :) Best,E 
DYI upgrading B&W N805 to Diamond 805?
Love Mills, sherod! I highly recommend Clarity if you want sincere musical transmission. If you want the B&W kind of shine of the top end, go with Mundorf SIO.  
DYI upgrading B&W N805 to Diamond 805?
I agree with Elizabeth. Your good choices are: Sell what you haveUpgrade the capsBuild a new kit from scratch (my fave!) Definitely trying to create a new speaker with a new tweeter from zero is nowhere near an easy ask, nor in the end profitable.... 
Doing the Power Cord Thing
The thread where @builder3 reveals:He is afraid of having nice toolsHas no funI am saving the factory coord for when I go back to Class D. 😀 
DYI upgrading B&W N805 to Diamond 805?
Yes. Otherwise sell them as is and buy your next pair. 
Well maybe it IS my hearing
I am going to call a little bs her on older audiophiles hearing "better" especially when it comes to tweets. Stereophile has pushed notoriously bright and ragged sounding speakers as "better" and more revealing. Of course they make you feel like y... 
DYI upgrading B&W N805 to Diamond 805?
I was going to say, upgrade the caps.  
Doing the Power Cord Thing
If anyone wants to see or build the same power cord I made, please see here:https://inatinear.blogspot.com/2019/04/mistress-lillys-new-shoes.html 
Well maybe it IS my hearing
A well executed loudness switch is a godsend for those of us who don't have the luxury of hearing at live levels.  
Alon Model 1 mkii specs, crossover ?
Hey,Any competent speaker builder should be able to examine your existing crossover and build you a new one to spec. Best,E 
Can someone help me decide between an amp and an integrated amp?
How many audio salon's have you gone into where the power amp and pre amp was plugged into the stock factory power cord? My gods!! This proves absolutely nothing and I cannot, I say again, cannot believe I haven't thought of nothing before.  
What is proper ratio of money spent on amp/preamp/integrated vs speakers? 1:1?
Really not the right way to look at it IMHO. It depends on a lot of things. I do suggest you think about your room if you haven’t already. It will make it much more speaker and tweak friendly. I do think however maybe the real problem is that you ... 
Well maybe it IS my hearing
I agree with the perception issue. As I've mentioned, we can learn a great deal from Machine Learning and Deep Learning about how perception is something we learn.Do I really want to be the person who can taste a difference in $300 bottles of wine... 
Vintage preamp/amp power cords
I agree that the cleanest way is to avoid using an IEC socket, and instead replace the cord straight into the power supply. Don't go crazy on wire size either. If you must increase the hole size, make sure you secure an appropriate grommet.