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Plant/Krauss Tour
I just wish their recording were not so muddy sounding. +1  
Can moving wire location at circuit breaker reduce hum?
When I was building my room, I was advised that "the 2 dedicated 20 amp lines MUST be on the same phase leg. Otherwise I could get a ground loop". Is the hum present when the component is connected to amp with RCA/XLR, or just the component into ... 
Inside the Iso Acoustics mechanism
@curiousjim , Thank You for confirming why the carpet spikes are working so much better for me. I have carpet over concrete. My sound room is in the basement. And again, just like I had mentioned to @ghdprentice , your config is different than w... 
Inside the Iso Acoustics mechanism
@ghdprentice , You are welcome. But I would think that our situations are different. Loudspeakers can shake and move depending on the music playing, especially in the low frequency range. Components do not do that. And your granite is on a firm s... 
Best 12AU7 tube for PS Audio Monos
You need to try the Psvane Art series tubes, not the cheaper ones. I am pretty satisfied with these.   
Puritan PSM156
That is a disgrace Same thing can be said of EVs (200 components) Vs ICEs (1400 components). And also a 1960 computer technology (room size) Vs modern laptops (don't have to explain that, do I?). I know folks who replaced the Inakustik with Pu... 
Inside the Iso Acoustics mechanism
@ghdprentice , The granite interfered with getting maximum performance of the Gaias. When I moved from the spiked to the Gaias on granite, there was definitely an improvement - no doubt. But the "fullness" of the sound and the "more natural" soun... 
Nordost Valhalla 2 Speaker Cables
@nyev  Good for you and thanks for sharing your experience. I can imagine how thrilled you must be. Audiogon used to be a place where people could share their thoughts and express their happiness/misery etc - basically a place to open up. It's a... 
Inside the Iso Acoustics mechanism
@blueranger, One of the mistakes I made while using the Gaias was to have the "granite" slab on carpet and the speakers+Gaias on these granites. Not good at all. You can see that on my system page where I have not the most recent pictures. I purc... 
SACD iso and DSD noise when stopping or closing music player
@tempest714 , I am a big fan of Foobar and upscaling everything PCM to DSD, including Internet Radio and Spotify. Check the following link to make sure you have configured F2K properly. DSD in Foobar  
Who are your favorite A'gon posters?
That includes many older posters that I have known since 2005 when I joined. Will not list them, since I might offend those that I might accidentally leave out. But I really miss the one and only “almarg”.  
Most impressive speaker AXPONA 2022
In the big, main-floor demo rooms, the ATC’s killed. I believe you. Can't forget that experience from 2017 AXPONA where the similar ATCs were playing "Lose Yourself To Dance". I was in a different room and simply lost interest when I heard this... 
TEAC UD-701 vs NT-505 vs ?
I think the Bryston is a preamplifier with a DAC, while the Teac is a DAC that can act as a preamplifier. In my books, 2 different types of products, depending on how you view a component's usage.  
Musetec (LKS) MH-DA005 DAC
The only relevance of how China operates should relate to whether they have malpractices, etc. If the manufacturer operates a business without malpractices, then what happens between them and the Chinese government should not be something that the... 
Holo May KTE vs Meitner MA3
Do you own one or the other of these dacs? It seems @abramsmatch might slightly prefer the MA3 across the board. Is that somehow upsetting you? If he ends up preferring the May is that going to be of some relief? Of late this seems to be the t...