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Puritan PSM156
Heard this unit and it sounds like any other "Balanced Conditioner", clean sound, with loss of body and weight and naturalness. Yes, it did sound different but it ends there. I've owned many balanced conditioners for over 20 plus years and all hav... 
Help selecting a power cord.
The newer AQ power cords are quite good. Blizzard is a good value and sonics for the money spent without going overboard. For front-end gear, a PS Audio P-12 regenerator would be a great addition to your system.  
Marantz SA-10 arriving Monday!
SA-10 is a stellar multi-talent player. This replaced an Esoteric K-01 which was great, but I don't miss it at all. I enjoyed my time with it. The Marantz needs a top-grade power cord, I found the Audioquest Blizzard and Thunder to bring out all t... 
A black hole went into my Marantz SA-10!
You only use disc dampers on top-loading CD players, Marantz, Esoteric, Luxman and the rest is a big no, no, your only asking for trouble. They are no designed for these types of players in fact they go way back, some who made these types made a n... 
Technics SU-R1000 a new Class-D GaN Technology integrated
I own an A/B 105lb. amp. I love it, but I don’t have zip against class D newer technology. There are just too many good reviews now saying the sound quality is superb with the tone, color weight, and dynamics, and over-the-top musical. Class D is ... 
So done with audiophile fuses
It's your money, spend as you wish, all I know in 3o years none of my gear as blown a fuse with using the fuse what came with it. So why these expensive fuses blows give me concern. I can say that on the DQ 10's then had a fuse, we took the fuse o... 
Love for Spatial Audio Sapphire M5s
Great speakers, great designer, and fantastic sound while being fair price. I own the M3's. After break in and getting them set up right for my room, one of the finest speakers I owned, and I am a Quad lover.  
Anyone else upset about new Audiogon policies?
Audiogon is a business, sure it not like it was 20 years ago where they were being ripped off by sellers, who sell, then be able to change the ad with another new product and sell it again for free, so new owners if I recall put safe guards into t... 
Can Magnepan survive Wendell Diller?
Magnepan cost vs. sound quality is off the charts, sure they could build them to the 9th degree and charge considerably more for them, but they know who their buyer is and their niche in pricing that contributes to sales in an ever-swinking market... 
Best Power Cable for Luxman D-08u SACD player.
JPA 1500 is a great power cord, not your usual stock good, this same cord power Luxman Class A power amps also. So it can pass some serious current. I found recently the Audioquest Blizzard working very well with front-end gear and the Marantz SA-... 
The Spatial Audio M Series Sapphire Loudspeakers reviews ! Best Kept Secret
I own the M3 Sapphires and once broken in they sound great, but if you own a tube amp make sure you use the 4-ohm outs, as well as SS McIntosh with the Autotransformers. They go from very good to outstanding, the only thing to remember you will ha... 
What amp to match with Spatial Audio M3 Sapphire open back speakers
I should have added if you have a tube amp or a McIntosh tube or solid-state amp the 2,4,8-ohm outputs, the 4-ohm outputs make the Sapphire M3's sing like no other. The 8-ohm tap sounds louder, but it throws off the wonderful balance tone of the s... 
Why not more popular?
I've owned many good speakers from the DQ10 days, and yes they could do bass if you had a big enough amp, say the Threshold 400A they could sake the room, to Dynaudio Confidence speakers, ProAc, and Quad ESL's. I decided to try the Spatial Audio M... 
Audioquest Thunder and Tornado HC Power Cords
Amp is directly in the wall, front end gear in the P-12. Blizzard and Monsoon on the front end gear. Trying to figure out the best spot for the tornado and Thunder. I like the Blizzard on the preamp, I know this for sure, Monsoon on the SACD playe... 
AQ Blizzard or Thunder?
Into my amp but then I like the Tornado there also. I will add 1 Blizzard to the front end then give the system a listen and then decide where to use what. I like the Blizzard a lot for front-end gear.