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What is the best Discman?
Zargon, Timru: Thanks for the tip: fantastic price! Have they solved the skipping problem? I see that SONY has more expensive models in the $200 range: has anyone had any experience with those models? 
The Mechanics of WAF
I recently successfully established with my wife that my audio room is a separate "republic" from the household, like one of those Eastern European Reublics of Gilead or one of those independent states that keep up cropping up in Africa. As such, ... 
No Audiophiles in Hollywood
"Buffalo 66" or "Brown Bunny" defnitely do not qualify as Hollywood films, but one of the residences of one of the biggest "entertainment-world" audiophiles is in Los Angeles. I am speaking, naturally, of Vincent Gallo, who:1.) owns a large amount... 
EAR 834 vs. Monolithic with HC power supply
Upgrading the passive components in the EAR provides a very large improvement. The stock parts are not remarkable. 
Good Materials for Curtains
If you live in a city, I would use curtains that shield against RFI, something with a metal braid woven inside them. 
Scott Nixon outboard DAC's, any good?
Suits me: yes, the sn dacs invert phase. Since inverted phase can degrade analog performance in subsequent stages, you might want to correct for this. If you are using an spdif consumer interface, there is a simple and elegant way to correct for i... 
Scott Nixon outboard DAC's, any good?
Gts87: www.scott-nixon.com.Nealhood: do you mean the AN DAC KIT 1.1? The AN is more expensive than Scott's DAC, it comes in a large, heavy metal housing, it accepts both SPDIF (on BNC) and AES/EBU (on XLR) at the flick of a switch. Scott's is less... 
Scott Nixon outboard DAC's, any good?
As far as Scott Nixon's DAC being a "stripped-down version of the 47 Labs," it is just the opposite: the 47 Labs units are more stripped down than the Scott Nixon DAC. Both these units get the timing right and are very direct, but are non-linear, ... 
Does removing the plastic covers on caps help?
I am much more favorably inclined towards removing capacitor covers than some of the above posts. The audible consequences are not insignificant and cumulative. If the desired effect is not achieved, it is always possible to experiment with variou... 
Sakura Systems OTA Cable Kit
Abex, here are answers.>Where did you hear that the OTA was Cryo'd? Right here, on this voluminously long thread, the following was posted on 12.05.01:┬╗Is it cold-treated, annelaed in some way, a mono-crystal filament, or an alloy of some kind?... 
Sakura Systems OTA Cable Kit
Abex, thanks, your questions to Charles Beresford were excellent. Thanks for sharing his response. 
Sakura Systems OTA Cable Kit
Dekay: good to hear from you in so long. The identity of the OTA insulation can be a confusing issue. Sakura Systems listed it as "teflon" in an old information sheet for the "open technology" cable kit. But recently another 47 Labs distributor co... 
Sakura Systems OTA Cable Kit
Abex, how did you arrange cryogenic treatment for your OTA cables? Where did you send them? What exactly did the treatment consists of (in exact times and temperatures)? How much did it cost? Rewiring speaker cabinet interiors with OTA is well wor... 
Has anyone heard the 47 labs Shigaraki DAC?
Kforton, nice tweek. I want to try it. How did you strip the insulation of OTA? With wire-strippers? heat? I cannot pull off more than, say, 10cm at a time. 
Noise recommendations...
Hey Maraknetz. Got noise, if you want it:1. Otomo Yoshihide "Sound Factory (1997)"2. Merzbow: everything3. Fushitsusha: everything4. Electric Wizard "Dopethrone"5. Sonic Youth: everything, and side projects6. Nurse With Wound: chance meeting on a ...