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Heavy duty amp stand, Sonic benefits?
@pindac I have to admit you have elevated this thread into the silly stratosphere. "Densified Wood as a material does seem to be a material that is ubiquitous, where it properties will be exposed for their Value in all environments used. D'wood w... 
Heavy duty amp stand, Sonic benefits?
@widmerpool¬†ūüėā I know you are right it just baffles me how people who have piles of money are so often gullible and easily led when it comes to audio .  
Heavy duty amp stand, Sonic benefits?
@emergingsoul¬†¬† Please do not take me seriously. I responded to this topic because I think your stand makes no difference at all and I was being flippant. At times I find questions here are either off the wall strange, see how much I spend braggad... 
The Snob Appeal Premium
"I recently set out to build a high end mid-fi system (ARC preamp, power amp, Dac 9) for a large room "main house" (not a listening room) system. The goal was big, full, rich sound in a room full of furniture, chow dogs, kids and untreatable other... 
Heavy duty amp stand, Sonic benefits?
100% YES is the answer. Those cheap stands will vibrate whenever your high end system is providing sublime pure sound. This induces capacitor jitter which degrades sound as vibration effects capacitor output. For those of us smart enough to have a... 
Why is solid state more popular when tubes are better?
Tubes are better for those who leave price tags on their gear as subtle reminders of just how much was spent on said gear and then subsequently how much is spent on replacement "collector audiophile grade" tubes one must have.Only here at AG do yo... 
HELP!!!! Newbie looking for a decent 2 channel power amp in the $1,000 range
I think you might be well served by a Crown XLI800. For some reason there is real animosity towards commercial amps but this one is dead quiet, 200WPC and they are all I use for true hi fidelity speakers. You can't touch this quality for anywhere ... 
Cable burn in
"Had my interconnect cables custom made to be 10‚Äô3.47‚ÄĚ long‚Ķ.mathematically this is the perfect length as all the distortion has plenty of room to disperse." Well that is true for one specific wire manufactured in a particular way. The math chang... 
When someone tells you it's a $40,000 amp, does it sound better?
@ps¬† Hmm and the corollary to that speaker price might then be might be all the very expensive weddings with those in "love" with each other seeming to fail more and more as the $$$ go up? :D  
When someone tells you it's a $40,000 amp, does it sound better?
@secretguy¬† "I've never known anyone silly enough to spend 40k." It is not about silly it is a different value system then most of us have to worry about. Like some big fancy houses I have been to in Nashville where they have the four walls but ... 
Which to Upgrade first? My Amplifier or Speakers?
"Good tweeters can also bring out more detail. ¬†Most of us also have hearing loss in higher frequencies." ¬†I have come to the conclusion that until your HF is right the whole spectrum of sound you hear will be off. I don't know how it works but t... 
When someone tells you it's a $40,000 amp, does it sound better?
Only on Audiogon do we get such priceless pearls of wisdom. Made my morning as I checked emails and there it was. Audiogon Gold. ¬† ¬† It only sounds better if you leave the price tag on there. If you put these wonders in a cardboard box so no one... 
Ideal power cord lengths?
Number one problem if you have a decent level of components is your source file. I spend time making mine right or deleting them if not fixable. At times the files need nothing which is good but even with the touted hi res music not a given. I fix... 
Ideal power cord lengths?
There is a principle involved here. Only if you spend lots of money improving something of extreme minuscule benefit that only a meter could possibly measure can you be judged worthy to have an informed opinion. ¬†Right there at the top of the lis... 
Speaker Crossover Capacitor Values
I recap many Klipsch crossovers and use mainly Audyn red and Dayton 1% poly caps from Parts Express. I also use them in the woofer circuit rather then those electrolytics (normally high ESR) so many companies seem to use. They can be pretty large ...