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AQ Blizzard or Thunder?
So the Thunder is designed for high current applications such as power conditioners and amps. The Blizzard is multi purpose and can  be used for High Current & source components. The thunder is solid core strands vs concentric packing. I am no... 
Best lower end cables for B&W speakers...?
audioquest rocket 11 or 22 in single bi-wire configuration. If you you use bare wire, it keeps the cost way down. AQ bananas are expensive. Both cables were recommended by What Hi Fi. B&W's definitely benefit from bi-wiring, I have owned sever... 
Ready, set, comment! Speaker cables don’t make a difference?
Both Gene & Amir arrive at the same conclusion every time they measure something. Thus, there is no need to watch their videos because we already know the answer.  
VINYL SUCKS!
It still boils down to preference. Personally, I gave up vinyl 30 years ago and would never go back. To me vinyl is too inconvenient. Even if it does sound better, which is a contentious debate, It has too many negatives for me. I have 4 systems s... 
Why would anyone want class AB amp when class A always sounds better ?
The history of audio shows that you cannot make blanket assumptions on any product based on theory: There are too many variables to make any conclusion that class A is always sounds better than class AB. The results are aways dependent on the syne... 
Should I sell my Oppo 205?
The real reason to keep it if you no longer play Blue Rays is to use it for a Universal Disc Player. Other than the Sony ubpx800m2, It & its bigger sibling play CD, SACD, DVD Audio & Pure Blue Ray Audio. The Oppos have multi channel analog... 
Are warm or colored speakers disrespectful of musicians/producer/engineers?
Simply put there is no disrespect. First, the original intent cannot be reproduced by any system due colorations in the playback system and the room that its played back in. If a room is glass lined with tile floors, a warm colored speaker maybe e... 
How do I play YouTube music from my IMac thru my Conrad-Johnson amps?
A couple simple ideas that are cheap:3.5 mm to rca direct from the computer to the preamp. Depending on the cable its a $15 to $50 investment:Best Buy sells an affordable but decent bluetooth adapter for $60. You can use the headphone adaptor and ... 
Trying to understand B&W’s trickle down strategy
800 series floor: solid milled decoupled aluminum tube loaded diamond tweeter all models.Solid milled decoupled aluminum turbine head on 800,802, 803 D3'sDecoupled Continum mid range driver: Matrix cabinet construction for bass speakers: Aerofoil ... 
The guru on fuses:
The debate here is useless because there are too many opinions. I have stated on a previous post that Music Direct has a 60 day return policy. So if someone wants to try the Hi Fi Tuning fuses, they can purchase and listen on their own system. The... 
Replacement for 802 D3s
Maybe its the room and not the gear. I have 3 REL subs: 803d3 MC462 &  C1100 + d1100 combo and no brightness. I previously had Sonus Faber Guarneri Homage hooked up to the same system and the 803's are superior in every way except for vocals a... 
The guru on fuses:
I commented before that these fuse discussions are useless. For Gods sake, take advantage of Music Directs 60 day policy any try their Hi Fi Tuning fuses. Don't measure and just listen. If you don't hear a difference, then return them for a full r... 
Suggest one obsure album we all should hear
If you can find it JohnMcLaughlin Trio Live at the Royal Festival Hall: Cd only so Vinyl lovers are out of luck. Its on a small private label called JMT: Its been out of print for awhile but its worth the effort if you are into that form of experi... 
Audiophile Fuses: Helpful or "Snake Oil"?
It seems to me that one should search out a dealer with a Return policy like Music Direct which offers a 60 day Satisfaction guarantee. They sell Hi-Fi tuning fuses. Since you can return them, you have nothing to lose to try them. Then you can sub... 
Point of higher priced streamer?
The point of a high end streamer is simple: Power supply, parts quality and build quality. This simple formula can be applied to all things in audio. In general, these 3 simple things equal improved sound quality. How much of an improvement is rel...