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Rhodium...hmmm
This is one example of someone taking time to evaluate similar cables with different connector plating.  It squares with my experiences.  kn      
Rhodium...hmmm
@clearthinker you may not hear a difference between pure copper and rhodium plated copper.  I have built a lot of cables and I do.  As I said above, YMMV. kn  
Rhodium...hmmm
I have assembled a lot of PC’s myself, and have used modest cables from name brands like Shunyata, Audioquest and Isotek, and I have used some boutique built silver plated PCs purchased on Audiogon.  For bulk cable I generally use Furutech and am ... 
Whats on your turntable tonight?
Ojos Del Sol - Y La Bamba I am currently obsessed with this 2016 release.  
What selections do you play when showing off your system to others?
Great thread.  Here are my current digital choices, all served in high res: Sarasate: Carmen Fantasy, Op. 25:  4 Moderato - Anne-Sophie Mutter - Carmen - Fantasie Lay Lady Lay - Cassandra Wilson - Glamored Horizontal Blue - David Piltch - Take ... 
Do You Tell Others How Much You Have Invested in Your System?
No.  
Any problems streaming 24/192 files to external DAC from Bluesound Node?
@marco1 thanks - agreed.  I upgraded the power cable to the Node using a FURUTECH FP-S022N cable with SONARQUEST Carbon silver plated connectors (with Mojo Cable c7 adapter) and that made another big difference for streaming - and frankly a bigg... 
Which Cable Makes the Biggest Impact?
@overthemoon I tend to agree, and much earlier in this thread suggested that the last cable added was the most important because you had taken care of issues elsewhere and now you were more fully experiencing and expressing the benefits of the nex... 
Any problems streaming 24/192 files to external DAC from Bluesound Node?
@totem395 my DAC is an Arcam irDAC with external MCRU linear power supply and POCC power cable (not that that would have any thing to do with coaxial compatibility - but it does noticeably improve the overall performance of the irDAC).  I think th... 
Any problems streaming 24/192 files to external DAC from Bluesound Node?
Update.  I purchased a new DH Labs 75 ohm coaxial cable and problem streaming 24/192 files from Node is better than solved.  Streaming from hard disk through Node is the best digital I have had in my system with my DAC to date.  Far superior to an... 
Michael Fremer leaves Analog Planet
I met Michael Fremer once a Music Matters open house and he was spinning disks in a room with a system that featured some extraordinarily large Wilson speakers. It sounded very good. Fremer had a prerelease and apparently ultra special pressing of... 
Any problems streaming 24/192 files to external DAC from Bluesound Node?
@oddiofyl thanks. I should clarify one important thing I omitted in my first post. I am “streaming” (actually, more like serving) music from a USB flash memory stick, not the Internet. Not sure that should make a difference in this case since the ... 
What type of wire for dedicated 20A AC lines?
FWIW, the 10 gauge dedicated orange romex line purchased at Home Depot and run from a 20 amp breaker to a 20 amp medical grade outlet sounds better with my gear plugged into it than the 12 gauge non-dedicated line right next to it on the wall with... 
Single band, tri-band or quad-band mesh for streamer
Thanks all for your feedback.  I was looking at the Asus xt8 system.  If I get three units I can have one on each floor of my home and serve our main floor office and TV and streamer upstairs and the music and video streamers associated with my ma... 
Single band, tri-band or quad-band mesh for streamer
Sorry, let me provide more context.  I am setting up a streamer in my main system for the first time.  Whatever streamer I choose is likely to require an ethernet connection to access the Internet. I have several choices to accomplish that: 1. s...