tantejuut

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Why Rhodium?
I use Oyaide C-004 on IEC and Viborg Silver/Rhodium on Schuko in my system. My observations is that the plugs not only have an effect on the frequency repons (less warm, more neutral) but also on the time domain. The hard metals don't have the "so... 
Supra Cat 8 Ethernet cable
Ethernet cabling has an effect on the performance of your system. Leakage currents and the radiation of the cable are the problems. When the shield is connected at both sides (in theory a good thing, when the shield is tied to the chassis and not ... 
RCA Interconnect screen side
That is also correct and a viable option to test. Or, if you go wild..ūüėĀ You could try the JSSG (360) method. You can Google it, but the simple explanation is a floating shield where the endpoints are connected to each other with a small drain wir... 
RCA Interconnect screen side
General consensus is to attach the screen at the source. But you are correct for your type of connection. The best point for the shield is the path with the lowest impedance to ground. ¬† Ideally you should test it with some screw type rca connec... 
What difference do power cables make?
My observations of better power (cabling) results in: - Less EMI: more body and texture, sound appears more effortless in general, less choked. - Less RFI: Clearer sound, less strident, blacker background, better detail, less fatigue - General:... 
Fake Audiophiles
The real audiophile is last one standing after debunking all the others in semi technical discussions and calling them dumb/ignorant/fake etc... It is a pissing contest for vulnarable ego's that scream "listen to me" ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†  
High current power cables
Kijanki is right. Consider also, other, reasons why good power cables are beneficial for audio. Lower (contact) resistance for example, quicker rise times when pulling current from the net, less cross-contamination (EMI & RFI) by shielding or ... 
Power Cable Break In - Such a Change!
It is not only the crystal structure that is changing with current. The diode effect has influence on the directivity of the cord, the saturation of the di√ęlektricum acts as an capacitor on the time domain and varies after burn-in. And then there ... 
How to tame a bright system?
Acoustic - use absorbers at the back & ceiling. Electrical - use gold plated connectors. Use shielded power Cords. Placement - less toe in, some tilt, closer to the wall. Cabling - Audioquest earth as interlink. Vibration control - isoacoustic... 
Power Cord Shielding
Shielding on power cords is not always a good option. It can induce eddy currents, a pathway for leakage currents, limit the bandwidth, make the earth wire noisier and create resonance. I also can kill the boogie factor because it messes up the su... 
Suggestions for rca connector - diy interconnects
Hi ,- Neutrik is the standard for RCA and XLR and affordable.- ETI Research, Xhadow, KLEI, Oyaide, AECO are the best- Bang for the buck: EIZZ, Ramm, ViborgTry to get pure copper or tellurium copper plugs instead of an alloy of brass/phosphor bronz... 
Favorite cable brand.
For DIY: Neotech, Ramm Audio, Oyaide, Furutech, ViborgFavorite Brands Nordost (Heimdall and up) Siltech & Crystal Cable.Brands that I need to check: Black Cat, Silversmith, In-Akustik, Townshend.¬†¬† 
Lack of Female Representation
1) They just don't care 2) They focus more on music than good sound 3) They don't give a sh*%^&t about electronic equipment in general 4) They don't like nerds & the mansplaining of audio jerks ("my toy is bigger/better than your toy bla b... 
Dedicated line question
My apologies Ray, I didn‚Äôt get the part where I insulted you. The part "learning from other respectful audiophiles & manufactures (skipping the as^&(^&*es and knowitalls)" is a more general complaint about hate trigger jerk offs in thi... 
Dedicated line question
Tantejuut, where did you get this knowledge from? A combination of 35+ years of audiophilitis, learning from other respectful audiophiles & manufactures¬†(skipping the as^&(^&*es and knowitalls), EE degree, experimenting/DIY &...