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Review: BMI SHARK Power cord
I know this is a super old (13 year old) thread but I just bought one of these used and it should be here next week and I am looking forward to it and was wondering if they really are this good and are they best used with the source (DAC) or maybe... 
Quicksilver V4 vs Manley Snappers
Thanks Johnny R Happy New Year! BTW I just picked up a pair Conrad Johnson Premier 12 mono's running K120's and that's an amp that can compete with the V4 in similar price range. Not quite as macro dynamic but every bit as detailed, close in bass ... 
Review: Darwin Cable Company Truth Interconnect
I own 4 different pairs of Darwin's IC's and they are outstanding. I can't wait to try the Truth but to be honest I have been very happy with their Ascension IC's but these are supposed to be that much better. Tony is a great guy to deal with. I h... 
Quicksilver V4 vs Manley Snappers
I am responding late in the game but only because someone else may read this in the future and want to help them. i have owned the Snappers multiple times and really like them. They are great amps and you can't go wrong with that amp but they are ... 
PS Audio Direct Stream
Ur Welcome ... For what it's worth this DAC has not stopped getting better. I'm waiting for the ceiling. My system is pretty dang revealing and I guess it could be my Wilson's speakers still breaking in as well but in my system it has not leveled ... 
Need BAT Help PLEASE VK-6200 vx VK-600 for 2 Chan
Thank you ZD42. I bought the BAT VK-600. Actually traded my Manley Snappers and some cash. Loved the Snappers but just not enough for my Wilson's in my big old 21 x 21 room. Thanks for the input it helped ... 
Need BAT Help PLEASE VK-6200 vx VK-600 for 2 Chan
Anyone BAT folks out there that can help please?? 
PS Audio Direct Stream
This is a response to:06-06-14: SabaiThanks for the information about this tube buffer. Can you kindly describe some details regarding the difference with and without it on the DS?Sure, it provides that tube depth and body to the sound at a level ... 
PS Audio Direct Stream
Below is my response to this from 06-06-14: Wisnon: Why not just get a properly designed tube Dac?? Adding just a random tube output stage wont compare well to a designed from ground up tube Dac like Lampi, VAD or Aesthetix.Or just a iFi Audio iTu... 
PS Audio Direct Stream
With respect IMO this like many components are at their best used with other complimenting, synergistic matching components if one has high resolution speakers. Bottom line is I don't think this DAC or any DAC out there at any price point and at a... 
Manley Snapper Mono's ur thoughts - PLEASE :
Hi thanks for the response/input. Steve Deckert and his wife especially are great people and fantastic to deal with. Some of the best there is in the audio business. The MK3 was a great amp but the Snappers are on a different level and at 3 times ... 
PS Audio Direct Stream
Guys, I have had my DS for about a week and a half. Those of you worried about returning it after 30 days because of not enough burn in time? You don't have to worry about that at all. Trust me its just not something that will come up from the fir... 
Need help RCA Interconnects but new Balanced Gear
I have tried a couple inexpensive versions of the XLR and neither comes even close to the RCA Darwin's. The Darwin's are just so good I was hoping to be able to cheat and maybe just use an adapter but after all of the great advice and feedback her... 
Manley Snapper Mono's ur thoughts - PLEASE :
Did you get together on these? How are they compared to the Snapper? I'm now curious? Thanks 
Manley Snapper Mono's ur thoughts - PLEASE :
Thanks for the responses... Just curious any tubes you guys used that you would recommend? With the EL34 was thinking XF2 Double getter but their tough to find and pricey maybe the Tele on the input which I read might be better than the Mullard bu...