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Cable Costs Relative to System
Just thought i'd check and see what's up after "dropping out" of the scene for several years. Coming up on 9 years since this thread was started and not much has changed. Mostly still a matter of personal preference based on system synergy from wh... 
HELP Digital bad, vinyl good???
Obviously, i wasn't there to hear what was going on, so i could be off in left field. Having said that, over-excursion of a mid-woofer can lend a distortion / vibrato effect to midrange and treble frequencies. Don't know if this is what you were h... 
HELP Digital bad, vinyl good???
The BAM module is basically an active equalizer with a high pass filter built into it. This reduces driver excursion below port resonance, lowers distortion, reduces power consumption and increases power handling. Evidently, either your phono syst... 
Speaker cables from same brand as interconnects?
Jwpstayman: "transfer speed" has to do with the impedance of the cable and the dielectrics used, not the actual material used for the conductors. Sean> 
Digital Cables and Analog...interchangable?
In most situations, you can interchange an "analogue" interconnect for a "digital" cable without major problems. Having said that, one may run into issues with increased jitter, poorer sound, RFI, the inability of the transport to synchronize with... 
HELP Digital bad, vinyl good???
Swampwalker: your description is right in how most preamps work, but as Tvad mentions, we aren't sure that's how this specific preamp works. His suggestion to disconnect the phono rig from the preamp ( interconnects, ground wire, power cord, etc..... 
Feedback on new Ayre MX-R Monoblocks
I agree with Teajay's basic comments i.e. the Pass amps sound more natural and "organic" than the Ayre's. With that in mind, the Ayre's sound more natural and organic than the newer Linn's. Obviously, where any of these three fit in the grander sc... 
Speaker cables from same brand as interconnects?
Great points JD. Obviously, the amount of time and money that you've spent with your own endeavors has been a great lesson in this area. It is hard to beat first hand experience, especially when that experience has been well documented and thoroug... 
Meas/Boogie LS Special
I was really blown away by how good a stock Crate Palomino V32 sounded the other day. This is a small 1 x 12 30 watt Class A all tube combo. Don't know if it was the specific combo of the player / guitar / amp that i heard at the time, but it was ... 
Speaker cables from same brand as interconnects?
As i've mentioned before, many cable companies / cable manufacturers grab hold of one design approach and use that cable design / geometry through-out their entire product line. Since there are different electrical considerations to be taken into ... 
Isolation Transformer OR Power conditioner
Psychic: I didn't remember the specifics of the Dezorel. The only time i ever saw anything on them had to do with you asking me about them and then some type of business scandal that they were supposedly later involved in. I do remember you asking... 
Isolation Transformer OR Power conditioner
Spec's on a component aren't worth much unless the spec's themselves offer quite a bit of info as to how they were derived and what the test conditions / parameters were. With that in mind, i remember Psychic forwarding me a link to Dezorel's webs... 
best rock voices
Tvad: I knew i couldn't be alone in liking John Waite. Thanks for not blasting my mispelling of his other bands name too, as it would have been easy to point out my "Bad English" : ) Sean> 
best rock voices
Rock is a pretty vague term, so here goes nothin'. I'm not including several others that i think are very worthy candidates as they've already been mentioned : )Tim Baker ( Cirith Ungol ) Killer metal screamer that needed a heavier band than what ... 
Who has Caps on their AC lines ???
I should have clarified that the 250 volt rating that i previously mentioned was for the working AC voltage, which is different from the DC working voltage quoted for most capacitors. I agree that a higher voltage rating is better, as the 120 volt...