sngreen

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Whats playing on your system today?
I have just "discovered" STYX (never paid attention to them in the 80’s or 90’s), and now (almost by accident) I find their 2017 release of the Mission is quite enjoyable.  
I could not agree more ..
Indeed, I have class-A, AB amplifiers at home, and the first responses I got when I mentioned those on the AudioScienceReview (pseudo-science review, rather) forum was how noisy those are. According to the specs, of course. Yet the posters there a... 
Mesh network versus a simple Wi-Fi extender
@fuzztone  If the network is rock solid, the SQ probably will be fine. If not that is the first thing to improve.  "probably" will be fine? So it is not all about the network then, or is it? Care to expand?    
Mesh network versus a simple Wi-Fi extender
@fuzztone Don’t worry about SQ. It’s all about the network. I am having difficulty reading this post - what are you saying?    
Mesh network versus a simple Wi-Fi extender
@fuzztone Don’t worry about SQ. It’s all about the network. Not necessarily. Sound does degrade with poor network connection, it is not even a subtle difference.   
Mesh network versus a simple Wi-Fi extender
@designsfx I can’t speak to the improved sound “quality” of streaming but I had previously suffered continuous dropouts and stuttering (for lack of a better description) which was driven by the router. When changing equipment I had been advised t... 
Aliexpress/Alibaba is broken?
@fuzztone that is not very encouraging, uhmm ..  
Speaker cable
@ron_hartman .. but marking the cable, instead of marking the cover is a strange way of identifying it, would not you think? And I wonder if this indeed is a copper, and not something else as the substitute. Nevermind the lamp cord, but this is th... 
Audio Science Review = Rebuttal and Further Thoughts
Did the original thread max out or was it locked? I kind of missed it.    
Counterfeit Chinese Cables
Bought a few cables from AliExpress, quite happy. Never did they look strange or suspicious to me.   
Speaker cable
@lewinskih01 I know cables do make the system sound different, subtly sometimes but it is there. The strangest thing is that it does not even need to be in the high-end expensive equipment, but rather how certain modules react to it. It is from my... 
Speaker cable
No, I am not buying it, it just caught my attention and so I asked. I think I have seen this kind of pairing elsewhere.  thanks.    
Post binding for crude tone control
Binding cables to one of the bass driver's posts, and to one of the tweeter's posts - I wonder if this really works, or ever observable, but good idea nevertheless - to try. Thanks.  
Parity
I think this parity - if the equipment is on the same level - also depends on the source, some LP's sound better than their digital versions, whereas the other releases do sound better in digital formats. Generally for me, if the source is good, a... 
NAD M23 Stereo Amplifier: Best Amp Ever Bench Tested?!?
Played it in my house few weeks ago, was not impressed. It is clean and detailed, but coming from class-A it was just not the sound I would pay 4k for.