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jafreeman

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High Performance Audio - The End?
He's also into increasing his Youtube subscriber base, and the majority of his listeners are probably in the $5k-$20K range, so his topics may be tailored to gather the most listeners on the bell curve.  He wants you to relate to his site--I like ... 
Is Break-In essential and potentially dangerous for the Audiophile?
So, you can bake your cables along with your pizza...... 
"Bridge Over Trouble Water" sounds artificial
On the other hand, most of Paul Simon's solo releases sound quite nice on CD.   
Shipping. Hard Lesson.
Yes, your delicate gear will be dropped, kicked, rolled, gaff hooked--moved by any means possible. Shippers adhere to different standards with factory shipments to retailers, it seems. For us, best to sell locally.   
Built a DIY butcher block and iron pipe rack over the weekend
Watco Danish Oil is a great finish.  It hardens and seals the wood.  Watco Satin Wax for final touch.  Nice job...... 
Where has been your most effective placement for an aftermarket fuse?
As I mentioned in the last ill-fated fuse thread, Maggie owners have for years been doing away with those fuse banks for the mid and tweeter by bypassing them or by filling the fuse slots with a solid conductor.  The boutique fuses are a good choi... 
to my ears digital audio does not sound natural? something is wrong!
To borrow one of Frank's observations: "A lot of recordings are drenched in reverb."  There's a hall-like ambience created for the listener.  Not real, but part of the art of production.  
to my ears digital audio does not sound natural? something is wrong!
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What do you sit on?
If you can't sit for long without back pain, please see a neurosurgeon, who could most likely decompress a spinal nerve root for you to relieve low back/sciatic pain.  It could be life changing.   
Your vote for greatest (covers) album
https://youtu.be/mYkB3WMN1A0How about covers by street performers?  I like this guy, James Marcal.   
Sexy singer(s) and/or song(s)
For what goes on in the song, Ben Sidran's "When a Woman Say She Ready" begins with advice to the man and builds to a musical climax with consummation, and it's a great jazz number, too.   
Too good a post to waste
Yeah, how did this "short audio memory" belief enter the dogma?  When you know your system and the music you use for comparisons, you know when you are hearing newly revealed information because you did not hear that before.  And to torture yourse... 
Too good a post to waste
I looked at the Transparent, Kimber Kable and Nordost AC lines of cables, and none of these companies say anything except OFC and 99.99999% pure for the .00001% who can easily afford it. Some have silver plating. There's fancy geometry.  These are... 
Too good a post to waste
For all the hype of the expensive AC cables, it’s amazing what they do NOT list in the properties of the copper they use. OFC is the popular boast, but they don’t mention Ohno Continuous Cast or annealed forging to eliminate grain and the boundari... 
Too good a post to waste
It's amazing how many seasoned audiophiles still cling to the "wire is wire" meme.  I have made AC cords from DIY bulk AC cable that are as good as anything sold for $2K and up---for a lot less.