jwpstayman

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GIK Acoustics or another option ?
I have ordered two sets of products from GIK and have been very pleased with fit and finish as well as performance of their products.  The second set took 7-8 weeks to be made and shipped, but I was in no particular hurry and they told me up front... 
Tube or R-2R DAC for Tube System
I use the Eleven Audio Sagra ladder DAC and have been extremely please with the performance.  The sound is very organic and detailed ( a rare combination) while still being dynamic.  Good Luck! 
Budget 15' interconnect recommendation
If you can scrimp up another $45.00, the DH Labs BL-1 interconnects in 5M will be perfect for what you are doing.  They are 100% shielded and use POLISHED silver plated OFC copper with good RCA's. 
What monos for revel
Get yourself a pair of JC-1 monos and enjoy! 
Kimber Select 1021 vs Nordost Red Dawn
Hi Unison77 - Kimber does NOT shield their analog signal cables.  That likely is the reason for the hum.  You might also consider that the KS 1021 is not a designed phono cable- it is a standard analog interconnect meant to handle signals in the 2... 
Wolf Audio Server/Streamer Owners
Let  me add to the accolades.  I am a proud owner ( 2 months) of a Wolf Luna R with Flux capacitor and 4TB drive.  I use the touchscreen as I want to limit the amount of garbage in the air in my listening room.  I got the Luna R to start archiving... 
Conrad Johnson GAT - What else is there?
Take a look at the Backert Labs Rythm 1.3 preamp.  IT has everything you are looking for - tubes, full function remote, audio bias, XLR in and out if needed, home theater pass-thru designed to work when the pre is OFF.  IT is an amazing product an... 
Lousy IEC Connections
rpw - now I get it.  You DO know that the specification for IEC's on components ONLY specifies the dimensions and location of the actual connectors NOT the cup that they fit into.  This is NOT a manufacturing issue- it is an issue with the lack of... 
Running Springs Audio Harley
EBM - actually they never went "belly up".  The parent company whose primary business was capacitors was sold and RSA was a part of the deal.  The new owners made a half-hearted attempt at producing RSA power conditioners but ultimately their lack... 
Lousy IEC Connections
Fuzz- I debated whether or not to reply to you, but decided that I should.  There are some companies (Audience and Synergistic Research) that do use twist lock connectors on their power conditioners.  Trying to get hundreds of manufacturers to agr... 
XLR (Balanced) interconnect cable question
While I really like the Wireworld Equinox and Eclipse, as far as I know, NEITHER is shielded.  IN fact, I can't recall any Wireworld interconnect that was shielded.  Doesn't mean that they don't perform well, just that you are under an incorrect i... 
Symposium still in business?
Peter is one of the most conscientious guys in all of audio AND he makes great products.  I have known him for 20+ years- he is a straight shooter that give his all to his customers. 
Audioquest Water XLR Interconnects
HI Pony - it's true that Quadlink had a LOT of warm fuzzy bass, however, it was NOT pitch accurate and was out of proportion to the rest of the frequency range as the upper end was also a bit rolled off.  Now the AQ dos system is a good thing, BUT... 
Best Speaker wire with Rogue Audio amp and preamp for $2K or less?
I would suggest Analysis Plus Silver Oval 2 speaker cables for that application.  Happy Listening! 
Essential Sound Products cables and Michael Griffin
Charles, I have known Michael for 15 years and he is a gentleman and a genuinely good guy.  This has to be a case of him forgetting to send them back to you.  PLEASE go back to him ( with an open mind and no attitude) and ask about them.  I am cer...