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proper burn in for cd player
Capacitors take time to burn in, as do resistors. Also, copper wiring. This has been known since High End components were made, particularly in the 1980s, when High End components proliferated.   Just put the CD player on repeat 24/7. No need to... 
Results with Shunyata Venom Defender
I understand where you’re coming from. However, the PS 10 is a power distributor, not a line conditioner. It is a continuation of the PS 8, which can - and has - been used with a Defender. Many years ago, when it was reviewed in The Absolute Sound... 
Results with Shunyata Venom Defender
I wonder if they will have the same effect when plugged into one of Shunyata’s power distributors? I bought a Venom PS 10. It is nice enough, but in the past, I’ve had Audience Adept Teflon capacitor conditioners, PS Audio Power Plants, and a few ... 
Review Shunyata Venom V16 Power Distributor
I agree with Carbon Miller about how even the most subtle vibration can throw the music "off." Of course, one can become completely obsessive about this, but it doesn't hurt to try some minor "mods" such as putting Blue Tack on an outlet cover (an... 
Review Shunyata Venom V16 Power Distributor
I want to commend you for keeping your cables separated and not touching each other. I’ve written about this in forums for years, and have done it since 1990. It makes a significant difference in the sound, as does turning off power outlets, light... 
Shunyata Alpha NR "Settling In Process"?
Seeing this after 2 years. Interesting. I’ve heard the Delta NR V1 (owned it), the Alpha NR V1(auditioned it) and owned the Sigma NR V1 (bought it). I can’t agree with MillerCarbon and I’ve had every single generation of Shunyata power cords and... 
How to isolate turntable from footstep shake or vibration
Townshends, yes. I have a Seismic Isolation platform and it is quite effective. 
Mat for Rega P10
And I just saw two typos in my post. But the biggest was:"The Stein sounded like my system had just had a $10,000 component dropped into it."I meant to type "$2,000 component dropped into it."So much for posting after a cutting down  some trees an... 
Mat for Rega P10
I was hoping to hear the actual answer to the original poster’s question: has anyone heard the Stein Perfect Interface but so far, not one person has been able to actually answer the one - and ONLY - question they were asked to comment on. (We do ... 
KT120 back to 6550
Very old thread, but I thought I’d add something I saw on the whatsbest forum site about the KT120s.The poster (who has a 100k+ system) noticed that the KT120 were not "particularly transparent."I would have to agree with that, having had them for... 
High-End Standmounts: KEF LS50W vs. NOLA Boxer II vs. Revel M106
Well, rockrink, I guess Clarke was carried away to an alternate dimension by the Nolas S3s and hasn’t returned yet. No fear.I’m taking possession of a pair on Friday and I promise to let you know how they sound. I wrote Carl, as I’ve owned many No... 
Can you run the HANA SL MC at 100 ohms?
I was not happy with the Hana ML at 121 ohms. I used two phonostages, the Groove at 47k, and another, loaded first at 121 ohms and then at 47k. Both phonostages sounded more "unfettered" at 47k.I’ve loaded cartridges at 47k for 40 years. With Audi... 
Shunyata Alpha/Delta NR Line.
Allhifi: haven’t been in here in a while.I’ve no need to get other equipment to evaluate the shunyata, thanks. There’s been a flow of equipment throughout the house: ARC, Hegel, Parasound. And if I needed it, a dealership with things i USED to own... 
What should my next cartridge be?
What's wrong with getting a Hana ML?? A rather BIG step upwards, according to former colleagues. 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
I just saw viber6’s post about Enid Lumley.I learned a great deal from Enid and her columns. Things that I see others do not observe nor practice. For example, having a power cord directly on top of a speaker cable is asking for trouble. ASKING FO...