jallan

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Post binding for crude tone control
I have SCM40’s too that replaced SCM 35’s. I have biwired them, using the stock jumpers. I had originally tried fancy jumpers from Cardas, but the sound was smoothed too much. I was surprised that I preferred the stock jumper plates.   These spe... 
The Music Room Erie CO
I agree, my experience was outstanding as well   
Where did you buy your first audio gear?
Sansui 2000x, Large Advents, Dual 1215S, Shure M91E, lamp cord. 1973!  
The MoFi Mess and TAS rolling over for them
Just maybe the creation of the vinyl record creates pleasing distortions, and maybe the revelation here is that the purported superiority of vinyl over digital is an emperor with no clothes. That’s what my ears tell me, anyway.  
What is the added value of a streamer over a networked dedicated Computer
Not close. My Aurender N100H was vastly superior to my Mac Mini and Mac laptop as a source. Not remotely close…  
What are/were the best sounding cheap components you have ever had?
Used Marantz Model 7 for $200 in 1976! Double Advents Schiit Yggdrasil GS (biggest personal bargain)  
Ampzilla 2000 v2 and Mcintosh MC402
Just to add a bit more info. I built the original GAS Ampzilla from kit in 1975, after meeting Jim Bongiorno, Jon Dahlquist, and Saul Marantz at the Dahlquist room (driven by an Ampzilla) at an Audio show in DC. I also owned a GAS Ampzilla II… Fa... 
Ampzilla 2000 v2 and Mcintosh MC402
Is this a trick question? Ampzilla!  
Upgrade Internal DAC of Node or go with Atoll ST120.
@sfar  +1 I suggest a Schiit Dac.   
We Can Make Classic Cars Outperform Today's "SuperCars": Why Not Vintage Audio?
I have two relevant examples of modding old gear to make it better.   1) My beloved Marantz Model 7. It dulled the leading edge too much, I thought as a 19 year old. What to do? Saul Marantz very kindly sent me suggestions, notes on a copy of th... 
We Can Make Classic Cars Outperform Today's "SuperCars": Why Not Vintage Audio?
Today’s super cars smoke the super cars of yesteryear. One has to look at overall performance, such as laps on a track, to compare. Even going in a straight line, today’s cars are faster. As for what can be accomplished by modding, the times at an... 
Warming up digital in my setup
+1 for Yggdrasil!  
Is this a audioquest cable counterfeit fake?
I once bought a fancy”Audioquest” hdmi cable on eBay at about 10% of retail as an experiment. Was it fake? You bet! Did it work? Yes, but a real Audioquest cable that I had (a supposedly cheaper model) had much more vivid picture.   ebay has tur... 
Recommendation on speakers for listening to live music
I listen to Phish and the Dead live recordings extensively. I use sealed box speakers- ATC, and it sounds GREAT. Just have enough oomph behind the speakers- say 200 watts per channel to power my SCM35’s (and SCM40 v.2, which I buy tomorrow). Don’t... 
Tekton haters and bashers you just got a new target!
I owned Dahlquist DQ10’s for 24 years and never found them ugly. The stands, yes, but the speakers themselves with the solid walnut side pieces, no.