jwpstayman

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Need Discontinued Cary CD306 Repaired
HI Krkno1- sorry to hear about your player.  Before sending it out, try cleaning the laser lens, which is the most common cause of the "no disk" error.  Rat shack used to sell a lens cleaner disk that worked well, but I am sure there are others.  ... 
Solid core power cords under 300$ - List of manufacturers ?
Even more humorous - here is the description of that power cord from PS Audio's website:" Inside the AC5 is one LCC hollow conductor for the treble region, a large LCC rectangular conductor for the midrange and multiple gauges of LCC bundled toget... 
Solid core power cords under 300$ - List of manufacturers ?
jea48 - hate to digress, BUT.... the PS Audio cord is made with thicker than normal STRANDS.  Solid core would be simply 3 conductors ( one hot/one neutral/ and one ground).  Since the PS Audio has multiple conductors per leg, it is NOT a solid co... 
Solid core power cords under 300$ - List of manufacturers ?
jea48 - I applaud your efforts, but NEITHER of those power cords have solid core conductors.  I know you were just trying to be helpful...Zuio - there are VERY few solid conductor AC cables out there that I know of and certainly none of the 3 you ... 
Direct Servo Subwoofer Suggestions
HI Seadogs- RYTHMIK subs are likely the very best direct servo systems available.  They are available thru direct sales - just google Rythmik.... Good Luck! 
Best Shunyata Power Cord for.,,
Just my 2 cents, but I would look around for an Alpha HC power cord ( 1 generation back) for this purpose.  It handles a LOT of current draw and does not editorialize.  Good Luck! 
Loom versus mix and match
I will concur with jmcgrogan2  to a certain extent, but think "bright" is not the best characterization.  I find Nordost (full loom) to be a bit forward and a little threadbare in the midrange with little harmonics.  VERY dynamic however.  As far ... 
Using shunyata power cords with a synergistic research powercell 10 UEF
Voodoo Cable can make you a 15A to 32A Powercon adapter so that you can use/try any number of power cords on your S/R PowerCell 10 conditioner.  I believe the adapter costs under $100.00  
Tube preamp for Pass Labs XA-30.5
I would also recommend that you strongly consider the Backert Labs Rhumba Extreme and/or the Rhythm - both world-class products that are amazingly good.  Happy Listening! 
Help with upgrading Pre Amp
HI Larry - Take a look at the Backert Labs Rhumba Extreme.  It is an amazing pre with tubes ( long tube life), a green power supply, XLR and RCA ins and outs, the most clever home theater by-pass ever, and WONDERFUL tonality and presentation of sp... 
Transparent speakercables compared to rest
Since no one else wants to get in and help, I thought that I might.  The best match between your amp and speakers is Purist Audio Design.  You should be able to get either the Genesis or the Muses models for your budget and will be more than satis... 
SR speaker cables
HI Jane- nice pseudonym....  You will find the Tungsten Element cables a bit on the laid back side of things - not rolled off, just a relaxed presentation.  The CTS cables will by hugely dynamic and have good leading edge transient attack.  Both w... 
Why does my system now have shrill top end.
OCOS cables are pretty old ( around 1997 or so).  If I remember correctly, they were designed with OCOS standard terminators (Red), but when used with dome tweeters or a speaker with a rising impedance curve, they needed to have the HFC (Black - n... 
Is tonearm cable the most important cable in the system ?
Leeds - I wonder.... where exactly would you get a seperate ground reference for left and right channels in order to run a "truly balanced" XLR cable from a phono cartridge that has only 4 pins (left/right +/- )????  Stereo Phono cartridges are IN... 
HDMI cable for I2S
Cooper - PS Audio includes a VERY good HDMI cable for I2S with either the Memory Player or the DSD ( I don't remember which), but they do not list it for sale.  Since you have been in contact with PS Audio, I would contact them again, thank them  ...