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What to upgrade next?
You have to start out getting things good enough that you can hear differences in the things like power cords and tubes. At this point in my reference system changing power cords from one performance level to another is a no brainer to hear the di... 
Synergestic Research: SCAM
Let me guess, you think power cords are a scam too, and can't hear the difference between a basic upgraded power cord and a serious one, am I right?Because your system does not have the resolution to hear the zones of improvement does not mean the... 
What to upgrade next?
Power cords and what you will get out of them hinges on your interconnects and speaker cables, the better those are the more difference power cords makes.In what I'd consider a reference grade system, meaning the interconnects and speaker cables a... 
I've Noticed Lately That There's Threads About Being Noticed Lately
Try interacting on a hard right wing hunting and shooting site if you are actually very well informed to the degree that personal experience about what ¬†you are referring to applies, and sometimes just can't help from correcting some silly rhetori... 
Inexpensive way to test Litz wire
As speaker wire how else is there besides listening tests, what kind of testing are you talking about? 
Why hasn't America discovered the Fertin sound yet
I would be interested in buying 25 pairs at a price reflecting what could be had directly from the manufacturer, and research and build baffles in order to sell the complete package. But I would not need a Canadian middleman that doesn't want to m... 
Funniest Quote About Your Audio "Affliction"
There are always going to be comments about an amount on wire that is more than the component being out of perspective. There is only one perspective here and that is that if a power cord that costs thousands more than the component lets everythin... 
Audioqest Wild Wood or Tara Lab Omega Gold?
You order the cables you want to try from one of the dealers that has demo programs, there aren't any good dealers that won't sell cables without a trial money back guarantee period. Have you tried Aluminata's? They may do the same thing you are l... 
B&W 'New' 800 Series
I cannot tell you how often dealers are doing demonstrations with speakers that are not even close to being broken in, but it is too often. The 800S in my experience needs around 800 hours to start sounding their best.Pat McGinty of Meadowlark Aud... 
Does such a speaker exist?
Keep an eye out for a set of Meadowlark Blue Heron 2's, should be about five or six grand, maybe less. These went up against an array of the $20K to $25k highly regarded speakers like Talon, Eggleston, B&W 800S, etc.I like a double bass woofer... 
What time do you wear?
I had picked up a domestic Japanese only limited edition Mr G on ebay, they were not available in the US at all, even the instruction book was in Japanese only. I liked to use it as my barbecue watch as it had multiple timer functions.So my wife a... 
why do people feel the need to buy expensive cable
...and had nothing of value to say, nothing. Much like half of the other responses.So what if you took a cable apart and think it is made from wire you can get at a hardware store? Not all cable companies are doing that, many create their own allo... 
Funniest Quote About Your Audio "Affliction"
And by the way, the list on the Electrocompaniet EMC-1up was well over $7000, about $3000 used, mine was bought new.Some people buy things new Skippy. 
Funniest Quote About Your Audio "Affliction"
Czar, I don't laugh at people who love music that have entry level systems who can't hear any difference in cable (well maybe I do), and I sure as heck don't understand them laughing at guys who can afford the best and are listening to systems tha... 
Funniest Quote About Your Audio "Affliction"
Who said the wire was more than the components?It was $18k in BAT VK-150se amps, $10k BAT VK-51se preamp, $80k speakers, $8k Electrocompaniet CD player....The wire was a bargain in relation to what it brought to the table.