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Power cable education needed
Power cords are funny.  For me, they make a larger difference in the sound of my system than interconnects and speaker cables. Here is why the “last five feet” makes a difference beyond just the wire gauge matching your equipment needs.  The area ... 
Budget tower speakers that rock!
Plus one for anything from PSB, select Klipsch and Polk, or anything used from Monitor Audio or B&W.  
Furutech FP-3TS762 or FP-TCS31
Update on Furutech SO22N for front end use.  I experimented swapping the version I built with F28R connectors for a Black Shadow unshielded, silver-plated and braided wire with Acrolink rhodium connectors, and found I liked the detail and immediac... 
Looking for Linear Power Supply for my Mytek Brooklyn DAC. Suggestions?
@divertiti,Thanks for sharing the link.  I am not familiar with any of those lps brands.  Perhaps the reviewer was trying to compare similar price items?  I own and am currently using three different after market lps to replace the stock switching... 
Who’s been tinkering while trapped?
@slaw I’ve tried a lot of different modestly priced RCAs, and the Black Shadows are really very good. 
Who’s been tinkering while trapped?
@purplejester - ugh!!! That’s pretty awful! 
Who’s been tinkering while trapped?
Great, thanks for sharing!Here’s my list so far for my joint HT/HiFi system1. took Xfinity X1 cable box out because wife took pandemic action to cut the cord - cable cord that is.  Huge relief to get that noisy POS out, more detail and blacker bac... 
Who’s been tinkering while trapped?
OK. Anyone care to talk about their HiFi? 
... WHAT POWER CORD(S) ARE PLAYING IN YOU SYSTEM TODAY?
Arcam AVR400 - Nanotec #308 cable with Furutech F11 (G) connectors - strait from wall outlet.Shunyata Venom Power Strip - Shunyata Venom HC 20A cable - from wall outlet.Swagman SE linear power supply driving Pro-Ject Tube Box DS - Black Shadow cab... 
Need help on buying a streamer / network player
1. “Buying a streamer is definitely harder than it looks.  There are multiple technical issues.  It makes me appreciate popping in a CD and hitting play.”  +12. Break your relationship with foobar when you repurpose your computer.  Pick up Roon as... 
Recommendations for PC -- for modest system --
@lightfighter2018 - everything off is good, but who wants to fumble around in the dark? If you have the option to install a dedicated line from your breaker box, that is a good idea. 20A breaker. I would use 10AWG supply line too while you are at ... 
Looking for Linear Power Supply for my Mytek Brooklyn DAC. Suggestions?
My experience is that I have not found a switching power supply that outperforms a well designed external LPS with an appropriately matched power cord on audio source equipment.  The best performing switching power supply I have used is on my Amaz... 
Recommendations for PC -- for modest system --
I just built a PC with DH Labs Red Wave bulk cable and Furutech FI-28 (R)/FI-28M (R) rhodium connectors and it is really good. Five ft cable and Furutech connecters for about $400 in parts. You can use generic rhodium AC connectors from Parts Conn... 
Looking for Linear Power Supply for my Mytek Brooklyn DAC. Suggestions?
I am using two external aftermarket power supplies. An upgraded MCRU from the UK with an Arcam irDAC (first generation with Burr Brown chip set and input circuits designed by DCS) and an upgraded Swagman “SE” version from Hong Kong feeding a Proje... 
ethernet connection for Netflix amazon etc.
 @ozzy thanks.  Just cut cable and I am thinking about getting a Fire TV Cube and using it with an aftermarket linear power supply to keep stock switching supply out of my main HT/HiFi system where I have concerns about both sound quality and nois...