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Wireworld Electra 7
Jafant and fthompson251, sorry for the late response as I was busy at work. I also didn’t spend much time with the hifi lately. It's good to hear that the Silver Electra 7 has worked out for you. Similarly it did to me, and it’s the same experienc... 
Sub Pairing With Harbeth 40.3 XDs
All good points. It’s hard to explain and I presume more knowledgeable or experienced folks would be able to describe it better. My old sub can be considered as poor as it is either too "in your face" or too subtle. If the bass sticks out too much... 
Sub Pairing With Harbeth 40.3 XDs
Some of these Subs like the REL S/812 seemed kinda pricey....an Emminence $250 speaker in a shiny powered cabinet doesn’t seem worth $3200? Yes it's quite expensive but it delivers.  It's the performance that matters. Some costly hifi may not p... 
Lumin U2 Mini
Lumin U2 Mini $2,400 Lumin U1 Mini $1,400 or lower (Used) It may be better but by how much.  
Do Costly XLR Cables Make A Difference?
What dac are you using ? I would hope at least $5k+ if you are willing to spend $2-3k on interconnects ,much much more important to say buy the latest Best Buy   @audioman58 i have 2 DACs occasionally rotated in the main system; Chord QBD76 ... 
Do Costly XLR Cables Make A Difference?
Thanks for all suggestions which are greatly appreciated. I was looking at the Wireworld Gold Eclipse 8 but was recommended the Platinum 8 instead. Need to sell a kidney to get those. Perhaps I'll reassess my priorities. @lalitk currently in the ... 
Do Costly XLR Cables Make A Difference?
No, I don’t have a $100 XLR cable on hand so I’m asking for experiences here. I usually don't consider cables below $500 for the main system.  
Graham LS5/9 vs Harbeth M30.2 and SHL5 Plus
Yes, Harbeth more listenable with low listening fatigue although it sounds a little warm at times. Currently I am getting some brightness in the treble with the Graham with most recordings.  I managed to reduce this glare or brightness a little by... 
Graham LS5/9 vs Harbeth M30.2 and SHL5 Plus
Right folks. I’ve had the Graham LS5/9 for about a week. Owned Harbeth SHL5 and SHL5+ for 13 years and heard the Harbeth C7ES3, M30, 30.1 and 30.2. The Graham to me is a more truthful or accurate monitor speaker than the Harbeth equivalent M30.1 ... 
Best way to keep REL sub from “hopping around” at high volumes
Are you using the sub when watching an action-packed blockbuster movie?  
Acrolink 8N-PC8100 Power Cable
I swapped the 8100 and 9700 between the amp and source and prefer the 8100 on the DAC and 9700 on the amp. A slightly livelier and more open sound and an overall more balanced presentation. That’s a lot of top Acrolink cables you have there. I wo... 
NAIM 282/250DR/HC2DR against Accuphase E5000
@chayro I was not referring to your post when I made the comment. I was referring to the OP’s post mentioning about the Supernait 3. Yes, I agree that the result with the SN3 wouldn’t be too good when it's matched with the Kudos speaker. Most Na... 
NAIM 282/250DR/HC2DR against Accuphase E5000
Naim integrateds are not very good. True Naim quality starts from 282/250DR in my book. If you want to go integrated, look at other alternatives such as Accuphase, Luxman, Pass Labs etc. The Accuphase E-5000 and Naim 282/250DR would sound quite d... 
Wireworld Platinum Starlight 8 USB
Jafant, Thanks. The WW Platinum Starlight 8 seems to have the edge in areas of transparency and detail in comparison to the Tellurium Q Ultra Silver. I haven’t switched back to the Tell-Q to reconfirm my impressions and will do so sometime. Never... 
Wireworld Electra 7
Hi Jafant, The Wireworld cables are sounding great with the Luxman DA-06 DAC particularly the Silver Electra 7 at it neutralized the warmth of the DAC by providing a more open sound with better clarity and detail in the midrange and treble. With ...