rcprince

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PS Audio Multiwave-good or bad?
Actually, although I'm no expert on technical matters, I think Shudsob653 is correct in a way--I think the Power Plants are amplifiers that output a pure 60 hz (or different, depending on if you use multiwave or a different sinewave setting) sinew... 
Options besides the PS Audio Powerplants
I've had Tice, power wedges, MIT Z Stabilzer and the Seakay Line Rover (which I still use). None of these made nearly as much of a difference as the Power Plant, in my view. 
PS Audio Multiwave-good or bad?
Actually, the best explanation of the settings is at the PS Audio website. You can bypass the multiwave settings and continue to use the Sin mode, or you can choose a multiwave setting, which as I recall mixes sine waves of different frequencies. ... 
PS Audio Multiwave-good or bad?
My observations are similar to those above; more air and transparency, more palpability. Also just more of an ease to the presentation. I plug all my digital components into it, and use the PS2 setting, at McGowan's suggestion, because there was t... 
Phono Pre with volume control?
I second Hungryear and Bamafan, the Aesthetix IO is the best I've heard of this breed. More than enough gain to drive an amp without a line stage. When you see the volume control you'll know why it costs an extra $2500! And if you want to go all-o... 
Amps for Avalon Radian HCs
Can't comment on the amps (I'm a tube guy who never really warmed to Spectral), but I think the Eidolons are a SIGNIFICANT improvement over the Radians and worth considering as an option (hey, if you can afford Jadis JA800s, you can get new electr... 
Red Rose Speakers (From Mark Levinson)
The system is very good, really. There is an excellent synergy between the electronics and the speakers, and the system really is something special. As for them flying off the shelf, Mark's store location in the Whitney Museum here in NYC sure doe... 
Annual Equip. Directory Dead, Now What?
Audio magazine is no more, hasn't been for a while. I'd love it if Gene Pitts, the former editor of Audio who was let go by them before their demise and now edits The Audiophile Voice, could publish the directory, but he has a small subscriber bas... 
Best Amplification for SACD?
A good recommendation. Another to consider, if you want tubes, would be the VAC Avatar. I think it would do well with the Dynaudios (it sounds very good on Dunlavy speakers with limited bass, such as the SCII and III), although I haven't heard it ... 
Best "Hungarian Rhapsody" on vinyl?
Hi Carl, after listening last night, the Fiedler probably would satisfy your wishes. It's LSC 2442, a Mohr-Layton recording, called The Music of Franz Liszt. I have a 1S/1S shaded dog, and the strings are quite lush, the bass is excellent (a littl... 
DVD player, which to use for a cd transp
The Marantz units mentioned above have 24/96 coax digital data outputs, but you have to set it that way on a video monitor. Your memory is partially correct, as many DVD players would not send out a 24/96 signal, the prime exception being the Pion... 
Top Ten Tube PreAmp of all time?
Jadis JP80mc, my favorite for years. A classical lover's heaven! Also the Aesthetix IO (haven't listened to the matching line stage, but if it's anywhere near as good, it should be included). The ARC SP-10 Mk II is also a classic. In the less expe... 
Best "Hungarian Rhapsody" on vinyl?
Perhaps, although don't dismiss the Classic re-issue. The improvements in the bass and dynamics outweigh what I think is a slight loss of warmth. I'm gonna listen to all three tonight (now see what you've done!) to refresh my recollection. I'll le... 
Red Rose Speakers (From Mark Levinson)
I have heard them with the "entry level" Red Rose system for amplification and an old Luxman tube-output CD player at a friend's house, who bought them. They have surprising bass (sort of like the smaller Totem speakers), but it is limited, probab... 
Best "Hungarian Rhapsody" on vinyl?
I'm going to have to re-listen to it to see if it fits your criteria, and find you the LSC number, but there is an old RCA Living Stereo version with Fiedler and the Boston Pops which has excellent sound and performance. I don't think it's particu...