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High Fidelity Cable replaces NPS 1260
Thinking of the question whether Q45T adds clarity or tonal density: IMO it doesn't add anything, it takes away gunk, noise, glare, crosstalk etc. so the natural stereo imaging, detail, and tone color come through. Similar to using SR fuses or Shu... 
The New Synergistic Research Purple Fuses
Mine is finally broken in. Generally sounds great, but bass and low midrange are quite tubby and exaggerated which eats up a lot the soundstage. The bass rides way up into the midrange and is quite heavy handed and very weighty. It doesn't sound m... 
High Fidelity Cable replaces NPS 1260
That's a good suggestion. I've got one coated plug in each zone of my Denali v2 distributor and I could try coating the other outlets in there. I was just a little concerned about the AC outlet and residue because I rent currently, and was just im... 
High Fidelity Cable replaces NPS 1260
My god. How is this possible?! Put some Q45T on my power cables and fuses, and wow. Someone may have mentioned it, but are there any potential health hazards from the ingredients, having residue around/in outlets etc.?    
The New Synergistic Research Purple Fuses
At 100 hours I’d still say the Purple has significantly more weight and bass than the Orange, and perhaps less air up top. Overall audio quality is better, though. And yeah, as with some other audio products it does give me the effect of being ab... 
The New Synergistic Research Purple Fuses
I think I do need to give it a couple hundred hours before I comment again as they seem to start from a different tonal place than the Orange did. This one is actual my second Purple fuse, but the other one was in an unfamiliar and less detailed ... 
The New Synergistic Research Purple Fuses
I'm interested as well. After a day it is opening up a little bit but compared to the Orange, a hulking wall of mid-bass that seems to dominate. Definitely a very different burn-in process as well.  
The New Synergistic Research Purple Fuses
I’m back with the SR Orange while the Purple sits in another piece of gear to burn in. I think way too much space is consumed on whether fuses change the sound, which they obviously do, and not enough on what kind of changes. My assumption has bee... 
The New Synergistic Research Purple Fuses
Anybody notice the SR Purples have a "tube"-like effect in SS gear? I’m using a Ferrum Oor+Hypsos headphone rig, which is extremely clean and transparent. When I put an older orange into the Hypsos power supply I heard more clarity, depth, and air... 
Critical listening and altered states
There is a paradox that with certain altered states the detail of perception and emotional intensity are increased, but the ability to do focused critical listening (left brain-type activity) becomes difficult and not fun. These states can key you... 
Shunyata interconnect cables experience
I haven't tried them in my system, but have heard good things. Ive heard they might be a little warmer in their balance than Shunyata. Those and Tara Labs are the only others in this price range that I haven't explored. 
Bricasti M3 vs DCS Bartok
I only have experience with Bricasti's studio reverbs, but I did not really like the Bartok. I think maybe it didn't jive with my Shunyata power system or my Prion4 headphone cable. It's like Transparent Audio is mandatory with DCS or it is too ha... 
Shunyata interconnect cables experience
I had the Sigma V2 XLRs here for a week from The Cable Company lending library, and they were extremely impressive. They didn’t jive with my system in every respect, but when I went trying out alternatives like an even more expensive Transparent A... 
PS Audio Directstream dac or simaudio moon 390
I owned an Mytek Manhattan II and PS Audio Directstream, and the PS Audio always sound more smooth and analog, easier on the ears. I don't think of MQA as being particularly important, but if you live by Tidal I guess it's something to think about... 
I'm still mystified...
Kind of an old thread but honestly, I don’t know how this whole setup makes sense to you guys. I’ve NEVER gotten anything close to what I consider a fair price on my sales, have to deal with constant downward pressure on price and lowball offers, ...