mitch2

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Directional cables - what does that really mean?
Wire is cast and then drawn through a die, which creates a pattern in the grain structure and a non-symmetrical pattern at the surface of the wire, affecting high frequencies and causing the sound to be comparatively flat and grainy in one directi... 
Class D is affordable and sounds as good or better the SS/Valve why buy anything else ?
@aolmrd1241I agree with you that,When purchasing any new cutting edge tech...price of admission is usually higherThat is what I meant by,While this partly goes with being an early adopter, However, it doesn’t cover the second issue where there sim... 
Class D is affordable and sounds as good or better the SS/Valve why buy anything else ?
@brewmasterdon I would much rather support some lesser priced companies with less expensive casesGood point. I owned Acoustic Imagery NC1200 amps (about the same as Merrill’s Veritas) and was glad to get out losing as little money as I did (althou... 
What’s your vote for the most ridiculous, overpriced, and useless tweak?
Oh Liz, those are “manufactured” by you-know-who and as “Flying Saucers” they are part of the “2001: A Space Oddity” line-up that is not without its fan-base (you can typically identify them by the tin foil hats). I suspect the head Space Cowboy a... 
What’s your vote for the most ridiculous, overpriced, and useless tweak?
Thanks for the explanation.Makes me wonder if that is one reason some equipment manufacturers don't subscribe to tweaking (beyond providing good power, solid support, and room treatments) since in many cases the tweaked result may be different but... 
What’s your vote for the most ridiculous, overpriced, and useless tweak?
@whostolethebatmobile What about my vote for the Maxiimus P16?useless - it generally makes the sound worse, smears focus and destroys the soundstage. Curious - how do you know what it does to the sound? Do you own one?How do you guys even hear ab... 
What’s your vote for the most ridiculous, overpriced, and useless tweak?
It would be a good idea to isolate all the printed circuit boards from the transformer There are a variety of anti-vibration grommets and stand-offs that can be used with a pcb.Steve McCormack uses the anti-vibration stand-offs and he placed th... 
What’s your vote for the most ridiculous, overpriced, and useless tweak?
This thread has turned in an unexpected direction.Tweakers unite! 
Whats playing on your system today?
Junior Brown - Surf Medley 
What’s your vote for the most ridiculous, overpriced, and useless tweak?
I have no idea what is in the Gate Frank.  PerfectPath Technologies do seem to have an "overabundance of enthusiasm" for that product.  They say one thing that I suspect is true; “Words cannot describe”  
What’s your vote for the most ridiculous, overpriced, and useless tweak?
Anyone else find an inverse relationship between the amount of hyperbole used to describe a tweak type product and the actual performance enhancement brought about by the product?  How about a similar inverse relationship between the packaging use... 
Streaming vs. CD
Antipodes DX3 server/Roon core into Metrum Ambre Roon endpoint then Metrum Adagio DAC, etc....Usually hear no significant difference between ripped/stored CDs and (non-MQA) Tidal streaming but when I do, Tidal is almost always better sounding.  Ei... 
I went to THE show and didn't make any friends ...
@fsonicsmith You would have had more fun at RAGBRAIA small group of us ride to RAGBRAI so by the time we get there we are ready for the drinking and stupidity.  I will admit at the end of the week of riding out I could go longer but at the end of ... 
Pure Class A amps above 100 Watts?
I find the 800 watt power consumption and 300 wpc Class A a bit inconsistent unless the design is similar to the Krell so called sliding bias or something along those lines. Otherwise, something more like ~2500+ watts is more realistic which I b... 
Pure Class A amps above 100 Watts?
Indeed, since the low bias setting still provides class A operation up to 200 watts, you should hear little difference between the settings most of the time. For the absolute highest quality reproduction of dynamic material and the most critical l...