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SQ difference XLR vs RCA ?
I use a short .5m XLR connection from a Macintosh SACD (MCD85) to a Macintosh MA352 IA.  I was originally using the RCA outputs and inputs for SACD/CD.  It was a noticeable improvement in sound quality on many SACD & CDs (not all). My conclus... 
Techniques for isolating and comparing a component upgrade or change
I'm also recalling a discussion in Get Better Sound on the importance of using female vocal material to evaluate components.  I'll re-read that section and add some familiar jazz and R&B female vocal tracks to my evaluation.  
Techniques for isolating and comparing a component upgrade or change
@cd318 I totally agree on friend opinions; no one I know locally takes the time to really listen to a system at a level I do.  But they are in for casual enjoyment not analysis so I don't expect much depth of analysis.   Also, agree on the first ... 
Techniques for isolating and comparing a component upgrade or change
@ghdprentice Thanks, I like the 2 week synch idea, I will try that out.  
Techniques for isolating and comparing a component upgrade or change
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Techniques for isolating and comparing a component upgrade or change
Cogent and practical advice, thanks @noromance   
Single vs Bi-wire Speaker Cable
I was drawn to Bi-wire; looked it up in Get Better Sound and went with it on my former Marantz / B&W (IA/Speaker) 2 channel speaker combo.  I was never able to "measure" an improvement, but it gave me peace of mind. I've since upgraded to a M... 
Advice to Newbies
Read Get Better Sound Use the search feature before posting the same questions over and over again (I'm guilty) Consider how you consume sound and where; may influence your design choices  
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Why Music Has Lost it’s Charms (Article)
Small minded article from a small minded author.  Alas, there has never been a time with more musical creativity and new artists then the present. But if you don't know, you don't know.  Time to venture out away from confines of SiriusXM and FM ra... 
My MC 2205 Amplifier is smoking???
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Dynaudio - Made in China vs Denmark
Well noted @mashif; having spent a significant portion of my career on supply chain technology I would further note that no one culture or region has a monopoly on technology or quality. While TQM (total quality management) concepts have their ori... 
Beware poor sounding media
Another agreement; I have purchased new vinyl that was either physically flawed or reflective of a mediocre mix. Other than QA flaws, some pressings are just better than others; hence the genesis of Betterecords.com. My first reaction was who’d p... 
Why are people paying these stupid tube prices?
Free market capitalism without government price regulation and the individual freedom to purchase, not purchase or find an alternative. Its all good man (Better Call Saul). Vendors should price at what market will allow (that is real price).  Apo... 
Best audiophile earwax removal system?
Local hearing specialist charges $99, it only takes about 5-10min with safe equipment and an expert tech.  No pain and great results. Never thought it was necessary, but glad I did it.  Probably not something needed  more than once a year or so.