turnbowm

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Audiophile AC Outlets
I took the inexpensive route and went with a Leviton 5262-W duplex outlet, which is a copy of the more expensive Hubbell 5262-W outlet. FWIW, the Shunyata SR-Z1 is a Hubbell outlet that's been cryoed.No change in sound with the upgraded outlet, ... 
Speaker Positioning
I've always found the Odd Dimensions Placement, advocated by Richard Vandersteen, to work well in every application. In my current listening space, the speakers are located 1/3 of the room width from the side walls and 1/5 of the room length from ... 
*WHITE PAPER* The Sound of Music - How & Why the Speaker Cable Matters
@townshend-audio - What is the magnitude of the error voltage with respect to the voltage at the load/speaker in your measurements?  
What is the best audiophile speaker for a tiny square room?
Also have a small listening space and a pair of Kef LS50s with a Rel T/5i sub makes for a nice listening experience. The LS50 coincident/coaxial driver design excels in near-field listening situations. 
Opinions on Transparent Cables
The only negative thing that I've heard about Transparent cables is a slight rolloff of the highs due to the low-pass network. On some systems, that might be a blessing. 
The value of a good FM tuner?......, now and in the future...
I'm fortunate to get good reception from KUSC (91.5FM) on my Magnum Dynalab FT-101A. Quality classical music 24/7 with NO commercials is as good as it gets. 
Looking for more detail in a speaker
audiokinesis2,463 posts11-10-2020 10:34pm"....In particular notice the 6 dB peak at 10 kHz. Imo that might make a percussion instrument pop out of the mix."That certainly explains the hyper-detail of the B&W 805s compared to the GET1s.I chased... 
Power Conditioning / Surge Protection
spatialking285 posts11-07-2020 6:07pm"....The "inductor in parallel with the line" term must mean in series with the line, since it is counter productive to put it in across the line, and in parallel means the line is shorting it out.  If they ... 
Power Conditioning / Surge Protection
audio2design101 posts11-08-2020 11:30am"Garth Powell writes some words but offers no proof or even solid technical discussion. This is word smithing for consumer marketing. The higher current the peaks the larger the instantaneous voltage change... 
Power Conditioning / Surge Protection
@audio2design - Garth Powell (Audioquest) talks about current compression in power amps and its effect on sound in his "Power Demystified" article (link above), an excerpt of which is presented below....There is an additional problem: In order to ... 
Power Conditioning / Surge Protection
For those with a technical "thirst", the following are a worthwhile read....https://www.audioquest.com/resource/1138/Power-Demystified-whitepaper-8-23-18.pdfhttps://shunyata.com/technology-guide/ 
Optical Cable recommendations
spatialking285 posts11-07-2020 5:49pm"There is a lot of talk about quality of optical fibers but do look at the loss per meter, it is really high, on the order of 10dB or so...."That loss seems unusually high....https://www.flukenetworks.com/knowl... 
My Oppo is a bit too bright
An external DAC using the AKM AK4490-series DAC chip might provide the sound you’re looking for. The Schiit Modi 3 at $99 is a bargain but bested by the new Modius at $199. 15-day money-back guarantee if not satisfied.Another option is the use of ... 
Optical Cable recommendations
Liatec optical cables are an easy recommend. Good quality glass (470 strands) at reasonable prices.http://www.lifatec.com/toslink2.html 
Power Conditioning / Surge Protection
Herewith are a couple of reviews that provide some insight into how the Richard Gray units work....http://www.soundstagenetwork.com/revequip/richard_grays_power_company.htmhttps://www.stereophile.com/powerlineaccessories/255/index.htmlIt’s interes...