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Alesis masterlink arrived
I bought a modded unit from Balanced Power Technology. It makes phenomenal recordings. I have recorded some of the new very high resolution discs - XRCD24 and K2HD - and they dubs sound even better than the stunning original recordings. The modded... 
Tube Amp Recommendations
Thank you all. I have called and talked to Stephen Monte and gotten some advice.Just to clarify, I love the Music Reference 125 wpc amp and have no designs on parting with it. It is in a system in my exercise room and sounds fantastic. I'll check ... 
Anyone permanently convert from tubes to SS?
No. I have three two channel systems. One uses a tube amp and SS preamp, the other uses a brute, class A SS amp with a tube preamp, and the third uses a SS amp and tube pre-amp. They all sound different but I like all three. I love the rounded, wa... 
Review: Tritium Technologies Triphazers Tweak
Color me a believer in this technology as well. I initially had a pair of X-20's and upgraded to X-100 speaker triphazers. I also have a line level triphazer between my CD player (Meridian G08) and tube preamp (heavily Jospeh Chow modified, and qu... 
Who do you like for equipment mods?
Joseph Chow of AudioHorizons, the maker of preamps, cables, and DAC's that are highly popular on Audiogon. He has modified multiple pieces of equipment for me including an Aritight tube preamp (took a very nice piece and made it stunning), AudioVa... 
Vincent Amps
I would say the Translucent has the blacker backgrounds and; extension would be a literal tie between the Translucent and the LAT international and the soundstage width/depth to the LAT by a hair. Both cables have "different" but excellent sound. ... 
Vincent Amps
Dabarrie, the Translucent speaker cables are, in my system, nothing short of fabulous. I knew this literally within minutes of putting them in my system. They cost almost twice as much as my LAT international top of the line speaker cables and the... 
Vincent Amps
I have the Sheng Ya (Vincent) 300 WPC monoblocks ( first 100 W in class A). They sound fabulous on my Audio Physic Avanti Century speakers. I use Translucent (gold/silver) speaker cables and have a Paul Speltz naked autoformer connected to them. I... 
Parasound P/LD-2000 preamp mods?
Joseph Chow of Audio Horizons modded my cheap parasound (but excellent sounding) preamp and took it to a whole 'nother level. He advertises on this site, shoot him an email. 
Audio Horizons TP 2.0 Preamplifier
I just got my uprgraded pre-amp back too. It is a step up, for sure than the fine stock unit. The sound coming out now is really excellent and quite satisfying........Joseph Chow hits another homerun! 
Best Recordable CD-R Media ???
Nmp69, I did not know this! Thanks! The Apogee and Mobile Fidelity are a lot more expensive obviously. 
Best Recordable CD-R Media ???
OK, I've ordered the Tayio Yuden and Mitsui CD -R discs. Any thoughts on the Apogee Gold or the Mobile Fidelity Gold recordable CD media? Comparisons to the two discs that I just ordered?Thanks. 
Best Recordable CD-R Media ???
Thanks! i will try the Taiyo Yuden and Mitsui products. 
Power Cords on a $1000 budget what would you do?
If you like your amplifier, you might consider sending it to Joseph Chow at Audiohorizons and let him upgrade it. He worked wonders for my AudioVanAlstine fet-valve amplifier. If you don't like the amplifier that much I wouldn't upgrade it. Upgrad... 
Tired of Expensive Speaker Cable. Alternatives?
In my system, the LAT international silver/copper hybrid clearly sounds better than the anti-cables - not even close. I won't spend truckloads of money on a cable, but there is a difference. However, LAT cables may not sound better in other people...