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Need recommendation similar to my Black Cat Cables
https://www.partsconnexion.com/DUELUND-87080.html Low cost, high value solution.   No need to add terminations as the strands are tinned to minimize oxidation.  I use this cable in both of my systems and it replaced significantly higher cost opti... 
Duelund shielding
I use the DCA12 Gauge as-is in both of my systems with no addl. shielding.  Great cable and a tremendous value... no need to spend more or add shielding IMO.  
Which ones should I choose? Tannoy Kensington Gr or B&W 804 D4
ditto @jond... no question!!!  
New Jupiter Comet and VitaminQ Silver PIO Capacitors
bumping as I'm curious too.  
What became of Mahgister?
While I found it difficult to follow Mahgister's communication style or agree with his positions, I give him credit for keeping his composure and always being a gentleman, despite taking a fair amount of blowback.  I think he'd be better off on fo... 
WILL IT MAKE A DIFFERENCE?
In my experience, the best way to tackle listener fatigue is to treat your listening room with a combination of absorption and diffusion panels. If done properly, you should never have to worry about brightness and/or listener fatigue again. I use... 
Breaking in new speakers, what is your favorite music for this?
@stereo5 ​​​​@blisshifi those are good suggestions if you have a CD player... but what if you only stream?   Classical music, rock, or does it not really matter?  I'm having the crossovers and drivers on vintage refurbished on vintage Altec Lansin... 
Do older power cables still hold up to newer ones?
Nice amp BTW!  The best amp I ever owned was the 70/70 Signature. Regarding power cables... while newer varieties my provide a different flavor, they are not necessarily better IME.  Marketing is the driving force behind cables, most of which is ... 
Sellers Beware of PayPal! (Update)
Pretty sure you want the incoterms to be FOB: Shipping Point, which means the seller is no longer liable once they hand the package off to the shipper.   FOB Destination means the seller is responsible for the package (including lost freight or da... 
purchasing used Ayre V-5xe? good purchase?
I tried this amp about 6 or 7 years ago.  It was just ok, but wasn't a game changer.  Ultimately, I continue to prefer tube amps to SS.  
Streamer Upgrade
@glennewdick Did you use the Nucleus as your streamer straight into your external DAC, or did you have a ROON endpoint in-between?   Am asking because my experience streaming QOBUZ with ROON using the Nucleus with an IFi Zen Stream as the ROON end... 
Sellers Beware of PayPal! (Update)
So PayPal F&F would have prevented this, correct?   I'm only asking as I may be selling my speakers soon and am looking to protect myself.   
Amp for Verity Parsifal encore
Reviving this old thread in case anyone has a pair of Parsifal Ovations they want to sell.  
Looking for good recordings of female vocals I have not yet tried...
Melody Gardot Madeleine Peyroux Erin Bode - Over and Over  
Streamer creates a Wow experience
I know many here like Aurender, but found it to be very buggy and had connectivity issues that I was unable to resolve, despite numerous exchanges with Aurender customer support and sending the unit to Aurender to replace the SS drive.  I give Aur...