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Price Isn't Always Indicitive of Quality or Performance
Well, I have to agree to a certain extent with wesheadley’s rant about cable costs.  So often we’re told that  Most of the cost is associated with R&D and terminations.  Really?  So why is it when there is an incremental change in the length o... 
Has anyone compared the Fusion to other similarly priced cables from other boutique cable mfrs (such as Triode, Lavricable, WyWires (lower tier), etc.)? Just curious.  
Choosing Headphones up to 1700 USD
erik_squires 12,512 posts 01-08-2021 at 02:04pm Does anyone have an opinion on electrostatic headphone amps? I too looked at the WOO GES. From my research they tend to be pretty pricey, whether it’s Blue Hawaii, mjolnir, upper tier Stax, or lin... 
What are the Best FM tuners?
It’s interesting that no-one mentioned Fanfare.  This ranked as one of my better purchases.  
Kiseki Purpleheart
This is a very helpful thread and truthfully,  the PH was on my short list but no longer due to the quality issues mentioned.  The Cadenza Bronze took it's place. FWIW My short list is:   Miyajima Saboten Hana ML or Unami (a little price diffe... 
Conrad-Johnson PF-R Preamp Review Summary?
I would have to say that as an older audiophile of 65 the PFR was without a doubt the best purchase I ever made ($850 on Ebay) in my audiophile life.  I replaced it with an Ayre k-5xeMP and noticed a slight improvement overall, probably due to the... 
Yes but.....can the AudioNet  Watt give me 90% of the Humboldt at a fraction of the price?  
High end cartridge
There are a lot of good suggestions here but one thing you should consider is whether you plan on installing the cartridge yourself or have it installed at the dealer where you purchased the cartridge.  In my case I definitely want the latter but ... 
Do good power cords have to be stiff?
i suspect that the Cables zavato is using with male ends will tend to be more on the stiff side 😂 ‘Sorry.  I couldn’t resist.  We had an ice storm in the northeast and I’m suffering from cabin fever.  
聖HIJIRI Users thread
Ok but it’s a little strange that there is no pricing info. On the website and “that you have to call Colin for pricing”.  Reviews?  Return policy (if they have one)?  Let me guess:  I have to call Colin to discuss…  
Lyra Delos or Hana ML
My head is starting to hurt.  So many choices and so many things to consider.  I do agree that cartridge set-up and tone arm compatibility is paramount.  The RB2000 is a little bit of an oddball, admittedly.  I’m not aware of anyone in the Boston ... 
Best and Worst customer service?
I was too gracious re. My previous post about Cary. They stink.   About 5 years ago the microprocessor in my 306 CD player started to malfunction..  They refused to even look at it, stating they didn't have any parts on hand.  They were polite abo... 
Biggest "bang for the buck" audio gear you have owned(in your history)?
Conrad Johnson PFRStax Lambda headphonesI had already given up on tubes for amplifiers.  The PFR made me open my eyes for solid state in the preamplifier stage. All for the outrageous sum of $850 (used) on ebay.  Incredible bargain IMO.   
Sadly missed manufacturers
NesterovicHovland (incredible aesthetics)Hales 
Speaker Cables? why all the hype for expensive speaker wire?
focker you make too much sense for this forum.