steakster

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support for heavy PC?
" . . .and rotate the outlet 180 degrees so the ground pin is at the top. That way the ground pin handles all the weight of the cable . . . "Did the above. Bad idea. The ground pin on the heavy power cable bent - and then broke off. A support unde... 
Basic Digital Audio Setup Advice
" . . . There is so much else going on in a PC. System monitoring and all sorts of stuff that you don’t realize. . ."This is where Fidelizer and/or Audiophile Optimizer comes in. They shutdown or re-prioritize computer processes specifically for a... 
Older And Wiser or just Tighter and Deafer?
@16f4 Excellent post! Having extensively travelled to many developing nations across the globe (two of which I almost didn't make it back), perspective is a very good thing.😎 Oat Willies 
Can I go wrong with Stillpoint Ultra Mini anti-vibration isolation feet?
jtcf yes it’s just like choosing cables, it’s all personal taste. . . I guess my point is to think about trying many things before spending $$. Corks, marbles, metal screws, bricks, mouse pads, dishes from the kitchen, sponges, etc. It gives you a... 
Tidal settings - MQA Passthrough
- Actually, I turned ’ON’ the Passthrough MQA. - This means turning ’OFF’ Tidal’s initial unfold. My DAC shouldn’t even be receiving any MQA data at all. The parent setting is on HiFi, not Masters. So, Tidal’s gatekeeper should be directing only R... 
Tidal settings - MQA Passthrough
   @gelle   I don't use Roon. I use the Tidal app.   I'm glad that another member was able to guide you through its menu.   Basically, compare different settings and use what works best for your ears.   The musical selection that you choose to ... 
Tidal settings - MQA Passthrough
Excepted from Tidal Support:Passthrough MQA disables software decoding of MQA. When this is selected TIDAL will leave the unfolding up to your connected DAC. This should only be selected if you have an MQA compatible DAC. MQA has a multiple unfold... 
Looking For Candidates For That Mythical 6922 Tube
For years, I’ve been on the same adventure with my preamp. The orange globes were my favorite until I went a different route. My solution was to use a pair of Amperex 7316's with these 12AU7 to 6922 adapters. I modded the lid to my preamp to compe... 
Network Transport vs. CD Transport
So I decided to conduct an experiment. I pulled the old Marantz cd player.I did the same thing last week with my pricey CD transport. My results were the complete opposite. After just a few seconds, I boxed up the transport again. Went back to 100... 
10 Audio Cable Myths and Facts
jet88Got a friend who has been an EE professor for 25 years at a top 50 school. "There’s an old quote, ’There are three scales of intelligence, one which understands by itself, a second which understands what is shown it by others, and a third whi... 
tidying up cables
Critically listen to a few songs before re-arranging the cables.  With each new bundling, re-listen for any changes, good or bad.A rat's nest is preferable to running cables in parallel. The more separation between each - the better.  Definitely a... 
10 Audio Cable Myths and Facts
richopp " . . . and anyone who says they can "hear" the difference is lying." Huh? What an obtuse thing to say. - The gist is: Since you can’t hear the difference, nobody else can either. -------------------------- Any business person knows that... 
Whats playing on your system today?
 Chris Mann:  Hello (from the inside). 
10 Audio Cable Myths and Facts
The OP should have posted this yesterday on April Fool’s Day. Everything about it is foolish.  The era of alternative facts is drawing to a close. 
Power Conditioner: Isotek, Audioquest or other?
horus"Most audiophile power conditioners are . . . marginally effective at best, often detrimental to sound quality . . ."Not my experience - at all.