steakster

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Why the fascination with subwoofers?
+1 @johnnyb53   All comments on target.I just installed IsoAcoustics Stage 1 Isolators under my 2 subs (145 lbs ea). My room has a suspended floor. It was acting like a giant passive bass radiator. These footers tightened the bass up significantly... 
backert vs sachs preamp
I'll just toss this out there.  Joseph Chow of Audio Horizons also has a capacitor-less preamp called The VRX.    Joseph has an excellent reputation for his design work.   Unfortunately, he doesn't get much press since his marketing guru passed aw... 
Isoacoustics Gaia Speaker Footers
I just installed IsoAcoustics Stage 1 Isolators under my 2 subs (145 lbs ea). My room has a suspended floor. It was acting like a giant passive bass radiator. These footers tightened the bass up significantly. (I don’t know if they’d have the same... 
Home Demo Faceoff: Nordost / Audioquest / Transparent
@nyev    PM sent. 
Home Demo Faceoff: Nordost / Audioquest / Transparent
@nyev   Are you interested in the Clarus Crimson speaker cables or power cords.  I own two Clarus Crimson HC power cords.  If you're interested, I can offer my perspective.   
Ingress Audio Engineering
"To get isolation in that plane, you must look elsewhere."The elsewhere that I use is this - a soft rubber mat - cut up into 3"x3" squares - under the Rollerblocks - both Sr & Jr. The soft rubber helps to ameliorate any HF edginess. +1 @david_... 
Furutech fuse
My rig just doesn’t like rhodium on any cable connectors at all. After extended burn-in on several different items, the HF’s continued to be harsh and irritating. And this is with a tube preamp and tube DAC. Now, it’s a rhodium free zone.It’s been... 
Enjoying my Audience Au24Sx Speaker Cables, wondering how much better are the Front Row?
@nyev "People have also suggested I try Wywires, but I’ve seen their house sound described as light and airy in comparison to others . . . "In my system, WyWires have excellent body/weight.  The lower register of a concert grand piano is thunderou... 
Cheap tweaks...What would YOU reccomend?
Replace the stock glass fuses in the components with Littlefuse ceramic fuses. Helps to add body & weight.  About $1.50 each from Mouser Electronics. 
Wywires Silver to Platinum interconnects. How big an upgrade would that be ?
It appears that WyWires is having a demo sale for cabling that was used in conjunction with 3 rooms at AXPONA 2019. For new cabling, they have a 30 day trial period. Perhaps, the same policy applies to the demos. It’s worth a call.I’ve never heard... 
Shocked removed spikes, used blue tack, what other non spike footer
" . . . for $600 it better be like a small component change not a tweek."In my experience, the IsoAcoustic footers were a very good tweak. Glad I added them. Improving power conditioning and cabling is more in line with a component upgrade. 
Shocked removed spikes, used blue tack, what other non spike footer
@desert38 Thx for the info. Since my two subs weigh 145lbs each, the choice would be between the GAIA I’s ($600/set) vs the Stage I’s ($129/set). Easy decision.I love the improvement with the IsoAcoustics Orea’s between my monitors and Sound Ancho... 
Shocked removed spikes, used blue tack, what other non spike footer
@desert38 Under your subs, do you have the GAIA’s or Stage 1 Isolators? The Isolators would be much more economical for my heavy subs. 
Tablets & PC's
Search the AudiogoN forum archives for ’streaming’. There’s a wealth of information on this site. No doubt, others will chime in soon to help.Here’s a suggestion for a budget wireless remote control that offers much better sound quality than Bluet... 
Confused About Relative Sonic Impact of DAC VS. Transport
OP: You have a very nice system. It definitely should be sweet sounding. Any items provided by Steve Nugent should be top-notch.It’s the nature of all digital components to backwash noise into the circuitry. Whenever you hear glare on a vocalist’s...