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Anyone compared Purist Dominus Rev B Ferox and Purist Neptune Luminist power cords ?
I had many Dominus B and C power cords 15+ years ago.  Great great midrange lushness, musicality, a fairly good bass foundation, but the upper frequencies, especially with the B, were severely lacking extension and detail.  Moving on to Stealth, D... 
What is the Best Sounding Stand Mount Speaker in the world?
SoundLab A1’s on 2" amp stands.  
looking to replace Fyne speaker jumper cable
@roxy54 - "Purest" indeed.  Thanks mom.  😊. I have not been a user of Purist Audio cables for 15+ years.  The product line was lacking resolution and too soft on the top. Rather than spin your wheels on this jumper quest, consider trying a diffe... 
looking to replace Fyne speaker jumper cable
Why would you ever want to run the speaker cables to the woofer terminals and then jumper to the high terminals?  Don't you want the purist signal to your mids and trebles?  And then you want to change to 4-6" silver jumpers serialized with your 8... 
Anyone ever have, use or hear this tube?
For all you 12AU7 users, have you tried the RCA 12BH7?  After rolling many 12AU7 variations, I learned the 12BH7 would work and once I heard the RCA in my preamp, CD player and amps, there was no going back to the 12AU7.    
Incredible Audioquest Firebird Source Power Cables & Thunderbird Interconnects!!!
This is why I never concern myself with how other audiophiles spend their money.  I could care less how anyone else spends .......... No idea how this response has anything to do with my comments above, but ok. dunno, that curiosity bug can b... 
Incredible Audioquest Firebird Source Power Cables & Thunderbird Interconnects!!!
Now that the Firebird outperforms the Hurricanes, prices for the latter should come down. Why?  When a manufacturer has model A higher up in the product line that outperforms model B, does model B go down in price?   Never, except on the used m... 
Best amplifier for Acoustat 2+2 electrostats for holographic sound, or change speakers?
Also, like all planar these need vey precise positioning.  This statement is not applicable to the big Soundlab speakers.  "Careful", yes, "precise", no. They can be near or far from the side walls.  They should be 2-3 feet from the back wall o... 
Best amplifier for Acoustat 2+2 electrostats for holographic sound, or change speakers?
Wow @pindac, what an outstanding response here!  Sadly it takes a lot of time, trial and error, patience, and even luck, to assemble a system to achieve the initial experiences of the attributes that you describe so well here.  Taking what we lear... 
Schroder Tonearms - where do I purchase? are there authorized sellers in US?
Another recommendation for Steve Dobbins at XactAudio,  I worked with Steve to get the Schroeder Ref 11" arm to play with the Triangle Art (TA) Turntable.    See picture in my system. Steve machined a custom wood arm board to attach atop the TA a... 
Running Springs Audio Harley
Always nice to see an old thread return. I got a used Haley 15 or so years ago to use with the preamp and DAC. I knew nothing about it but the price was right and with all the positive comments, why not try it!  And I knew I could sell it for wha... 
Pink Floyd Aficionados
Oh, this song has special memories for me.  Back in 1977, college days, Long Beach, CA, I was playing "Sheep" very loud a few days after I bought the LP. A neighbor went downstairs and turned off the circuits to my apt!  Oh, the good ol' days. I ... 
Recapping an ARC LS-5 mkiii
Oh, I forgot to answer your question.  My consideration/audition list would include: BAT VK51SE BAT VK52SE Cary SLP-05 Vac Renaissance Signature CAT SL-1 (Many variations) CJ Premier 16    
Recapping an ARC LS-5 mkiii
@atlvalet - It’s a small world indeed. If you are using EH, Soviet, JJ, etc., tubes in your LS5, you have yet to hear its true potential. Do an internet search for the Tube dealer, Brent Jesse. He has given me sound advice on suggestions for seve... 
Recapping an ARC LS-5 mkiii
@djohn It's interesting to hear of Scott Franklin's recommendation here.  I had the ARC SP-10 for 8 years before I switched to the LS5 II, and then the III some years later. My final showdown with the SP-10 was the MFA Luminescence at a dealer in...