mcbuddah

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Need HDMI Cable Recommendations ?
This is just another round of the same old same Julian Hirsch debates from the 80's about how any wires could possibly sound better than zip cord. If you have done your audiophile due diligence and set your system up with care for proper wire dres... 
SDS or phono stage
Arsh, if you are still looking for a tube phono stage in the $1500 range, you might want to check out the Eddie Current ECPA. This is the same Eddie Current that makes the Zana Deux (and a lot of other) outre-quality headphone amps. The build qual... 
SDS or phono stage
Lew M, sometimes it is better to ask questions than to shout out answers, only to find out the world has moved on. All the variacs I have ever used or even seen have been of below par construction for audio use. I think most are used to control mo... 
SDS or phono stage
Has anyone actually compared the sonic output of a variac vs. the SDS? From what I have read technically, the SDS is designed to control the speed of the motor by varying the FREQUENCY of the AC current where a variac is just a glorified transform... 
Has the Oppo carried the AV industry?
I bought my OPPO 95 two years ago to use exclusively in a headphone system i was setting up. I selected it on-line without audition because it could play SACDs. I already owned a Blue-ray player from Denon that cost twice as much as the OPPO and h... 
grills or no grills on your speakers..matters?
If your system has been set up to a threshold level of accuracy and retail resolution, then removal of the grills will definitely improve things enough that you will want to take them off. I am still using a pair of Snell B Type full-range 5-sided... 
Meridian G95 Class D amp with my Revel M22s?
If you are anywhere near Texas, you should consider contacting Dennis Deacon at D-Sonic. Besides designing and manufacturing D-Sonic aps, he is also a Revel distributor. I wouldn't be at all surprised if revel speakers do not play a key role in th... 
Center channel
Pierre over at Mapleshade really nailed it with his solution of using a maple/brass/elastomer sandwich under every component possible in both recording and playback. I recntly went through a period where I installed individual maple platforms unde... 
Classe' DR-6 MKI vs MKII
I am guessing that you are drawn to the DR-6 in any incarnation, but you have a chance to get a deal on a particular one as we speak, and are asking for a little insight as to whether or not it is a good risk. With that in mind, I admit to quite a... 
Turntable upgrade, tweaks, or stay put?
+1 Bill_k. I have been using the EP cleaner for about a year and a half. My records love it. It took quite a few uses before my nerves broke in and my comfort factor while using it increased to the point where it became pretty natural. I now am so... 
Turntable upgrade, tweaks, or stay put?
If you keep the VPI or decide to find one of your own, they really like a solid platform to sit on. I thought my Scoutmaster was solidly supported on its own VPI 4" tube-steel and steel bar stand loaded up with 100# of lead shot and kitty litter. ... 
Class D and Power Cables
My experience with the d-Sonic amps I bought early this year is that they are the most grateful equipment I have yet encountered. Nearly everything i did to or for them paid out in improvements in sound. They improved substantially when given bett... 
D-SONIC SOA Class-D Core Amps. The best Class-D ?
Now that i am approaching a full year with these amps, I have to say that they are extremely responsive to improvements in their own setup as well as upstream in the system. I thought they were really good when I first got them, but they continue ... 
D-SONIC SOA Class-D Core Amps. The best Class-D ?
njs, how are you supporting your new amp? I discovered a few months after buying my M2-600 monos that they really respond well to fundamental audiophile setup tweaks more so than any other components I have heard to date. I currently have mine on ... 
Can a Pioneer SC-25 reciever be used as a pwr amp
Absolutely. This receiver is almost identical to the SC-27 I have been using for 3 years. It has a set of 7.1 inputs called "multi-channel in" as seen on page 20, box 19 of the manual on-line from Pioneers's US website. After plugging everything i...