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USB vs SPDIF, which sounds better?
I've held off replying because I have yet to upgrade USB and SPDIF cables. USB is an inexpensive Oyade. SPDIF Blue Jeans. Curious what others find.I think MGRIF104 nails it. System dependent and (Where dose it end) ;^)My gear my ears SPDIF is clea... 
Kudos to Dan Wright of Modwright
Absolutely no surprise. My one repair experience was the same. The repair was the laser drawer on a ten year old Sony nothing to do with Dan's mods. 
The KEF LS50 price drop has me considering a small system for my office. Suggestions?
I owned LS50's for several years wonderful speakers for your room. PP EL84 or 6V6 and you have a great match. 
USB vs SPDIF, which sounds better?
respected_ent,As a new N10 owner I'm still learning too. As I understand it N10 USB out is not via the Aurender N10 clock but by your DAC clock. The Aurender clock is amazing and should be used.DSD only feeds through USB so for best effect we woul... 
I want to dump my Oppo; but...
My family uses our Modwright 105 for movies and other silver disks also to stream music and video. I use it as a stand alone DAC for a music server/streamer. One button on the remote to select use. Simple. 
Is there a cost effective 'quality' USB and Network cable?
After reading suggestions here and in Ozzy's recent USB cable topic I got Oyaide neo D+ Class A USB cables today. A clearly better sounding cable than a standard computer USB cable. A good value. I've read good things on Ozzy's topic about Acousti... 
Synergistic Research Atmosphere Power Cords.
Update;Early this year I upgraded my SR Black power cable for the newer Synergistic Research Atmosphere 3 power cable on my VAC amp. Huge smile.   
Stillpoints - snake oil?
I have four Ultra 6 with bases under my integrated amp and four Ultra SS under my CDP. Fliz said it perfectly, organic and musical are the best description I can give. Expensive, yes. Huge positive change. 
Sellers adding for PayPal use is plainly BS
As a hobbyist when I sell here (not often) I will clearly state; "No PayPal Fee's""Free Shipping""No Offers Please Fixed Price"I'll factor the lowest price I'm willing sell something for including those costs.  If the item is heavy I will charge s... 
Like the new look to audiogon ?
Great news, classic view. Thank you!We all know change can be a good thing but the new format is not easy on the eyes way too busy confusing. The round peephole is a tease nothing more than an up sell and frankly I find it insulting. Please have m... 
Synergistic Research HFT's
Thank you Folkfreak, great insight and description. I'll have more to add Tuesday night.  
Synergistic Research HFT's
I have around 70 hours on the blue duplex outlet now.Sound is somewhat muddled a bit of reverb and a bit of dullness. It's difficult to find the best words to describe, lacks focus?The depth of soundstage is clearly deeper as is the hight and widt... 
Synergistic Research HFT's
I installed one BLUE and one BLACK duplex outlet. The outlets are in a twin receptacle box connected to a dedicated circuit about 25 feet from breaker box. I have a second twin box next to it with one standard outlet and one older Oyade RS1. Sound... 
Synergistic Research HFT's
"I see that SR has come out with a new "BLUE" wall outlet. I wonder how it compares to the Black outlet?"Frank, I will post my thoughts on the BLUE duplex outlet next week. I ordered recently from Highend_cc here on audiogon. Alfred is the go to S... 
Synergistic Research HFT's
"Anyone compared the new HFT wide angles?Enter your text ..."Yes, I ordered a set soon after Alfred got stock. They clearly improved the focus of my soundstage depth width and height. The other obvious change was a natural feel to the room as the ...