pauly

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Help wanted spending money and improving my system.
Depending on your soldering skills you should upgrade the coupling caps in your Primaluna. You can do a LOT better than the Mundorfs that the Prima uses.  
High Fidelity Cables, why most threads about them got deleted
The vast majority of those who cause the disruption have NEVER TRIED the product. Most are using ten cent equipment and wouldn't spend a nickel to see Jesus dance on the head of a pin. @artemus_5 ... and ironically those with the least experien... 
High Fidelity Cables, why most threads about them got deleted
Maybe because a 1 meter pair of their Da Vinci interconnects costs $23,500. Poor is the new black.  
What do "audiophiles" use to judge equipment?
The childish troll is back. 
ground control devices
@sksos To confirm I understand correctly; the grounding box is connected to a component (DAC, amp, whatever) via grounding post, or other grounding (single wire). The grounding box is NOT plugged into the mains - i.e. it is a passive device. The c... 
ground control devices
@sksos How do connect these units? Do they connect to your components only, or do they connect to the components and the mains? Thanks. 
What are we going to do about Tele 12AU7 prices
Que? They don’t seem priced higher than what other good driver tubes are. 
Fidelity vs. Musicality...........Is there a tug of War?
I prefer amplifier that does not add any distortion. My Benchmark AHB2 has THD=0.00011% (-119dB, inaudible). Any distortion is coloring sound (reducing clarity).No, you actually prefer an amp that adds distortion, and your benchmark reduces clarit... 
Fidelity vs. Musicality...........Is there a tug of War?
@cleeds No no no, fidelity is my spouse being faithful to me, not me to her! Jeez dude. 😂🤣Seriously though, I have no problem with the accepted definition of fidelity; it’s more a case of how that definition is applied in audio. I don’t consider h... 
Fidelity vs. Musicality...........Is there a tug of War?
Anything added is distortion. Piano, for instance, has overtones stretched over harmonics. … best we agree to disagree on that one. Technically you are correct of course, however in music reproduction I prefer an amp that adds 5% 2nd order harmoni... 
Fidelity vs. Musicality...........Is there a tug of War?
One can put together a system that measures really well but in the end, it’s not an oscilloscope that’s going to listen to the system-- it’s individual human beings, whose perception of sound and aesthetic preferences can vary considerably, to say... 
Fidelity vs. Musicality...........Is there a tug of War?
Fidelity and musicality are not mutually exclusive; rather there is a high positive correlation between the two.In the context of music reproduction, without equipment capable of high fidelity you will not obtain a high level of musicality. 
Blue Dragon and Moon
OP, ok now it's your turnMethinks the OP tricked you into showing yours …  
Good Alternative to Sbooster 12V 0.5A that is less expensive
A 12v Li battery. They blow the doors of any power supply regardless of price and you can get them for < $100 on Amazon/eBay  
Free Shipping - Be Careful!
Moral of the story, if the vendor offers you options for shipping, never cheap out and go with free shipping. At best your going to be waiting forever for your purchases to arrive. Just pay the 10 - 20 bucks and have some peace of mind.