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Member Almarg passed away last night
I don’t come here nearly as often as before and just happened to see this thread. It surprised me and gave me a chill. So sorry to hear about Al. I didn't know him, but he helped me many times with email advice on equipment and electronics. Always... 
What has been your costliest mistake in this hobby?
My costliest mistake was not stopping the purchases before I spent all my disposable income from savings. And, secondly not finding someone locally (maybe a knowledgeable dealer) who new audio (since I was a newbie back when) to help me with syste... 
This Equipment Recommendation Actually Worked Out Well!
I know what you mean about "random stuff" redwoodaudio. Jameco is an electronics online seller who sells some gear on Amazon. They sell the isolation transformer I referred to direct.  I also have a Jameco LPS that I purchased direct from their we... 
High Powered Holographic Amplifiers
I agree with the advice given by tablejockey "you need excellent electricity" and douglas "the source lacks holography." By addressing the source (DAC) with first a power cable upgrade and 2nd and isolation transformer, I greatly improved the soun... 
is this the greatest live band of all time?
No one can pick a “greatest” because every  person has their own opinion of what the greatest live band is.  Each great band had their moments of greatness in concert. I saw Yes in 73 and they were absolutely great, but the Yessongs album which wa... 
Has there been any inexpensive item that enhanced your system's sound?
Adding this WAudio W-3900 power conditioner to the list. It cost very little by audiophile standards, but it really does a fantastic job in my setup with a Maestro Outlet> W-3900 (using stock power cord as a baseline)>Silver Audio Wattmaster... 
Power Conditioners
Knowing this is an older thread l’ll still make a late suggestion even though you may have made a purchase already. The inexpensive but good WAudio AC Power Purifier is very effective. I would recommend only for use with front end gear (DAC, CD Pl... 
This Equipment Recommendation Actually Worked Out Well!
Thanks itsjustme and millercarbon, I appreciate all the technical information added to the thread. millercarbon - great setup! Saw those Talon Khorus; I used to own the Ravens - what a nut I was to part with those!redwoodaudio, when I was using th... 
Has there been any inexpensive item that enhanced your system's sound?
Adding this isolation transformer to the list:  http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00R5CDG8O/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1  
This Equipment Recommendation Actually Worked Out Well!
roxy54, here’s the change with the DAC plugged into the isolation transformer: fuller images, improved imaging, midbass has more presence and punch, more transparency; good clarity. It took about 6 days for the sound to settle after powering up. I... 
This Equipment Recommendation Actually Worked Out Well!
Yeh roxy54, the isolation transformer PC is plugged into an AC outlet and the DAC PC is plugged into an outlet on the transformer. Only a single piece connected to the transformer. ericsch, if I saw those Amazon reviews without any context, I woul... 
Impressions: $1k-$2k integrated amps
I have always leaned towards the simplicity of integrateds but I tried separates. Hey, I have the Anthem I225 and like it. I did tweak it with a HiFi Supreme fuse that helped a ton,  and it came with aftermarket Mundorf caps rather than the standa... 
Which Integrated with Power,Current, and Bass
jffyg, owned the Wyred4Sound STI-1000 back in '09. I considered the Peachtree Nova300. 
Which Integrated with Power,Current, and Bass
Thanks acurus, Regarding the S-300i, did you find it refined or resolving? 
Which Integrated with Power,Current, and Bass
Thank you jafant and George. And I have always observed better sonic performance at night. Interesting George, the Parasound Halo or Hint huh? Power, current and bass....acurus, what makes the Krell S-300i underrated?