|Is a sub on a different circuit often a problem?|
One way to deal with this is to create a custom PC with high quality 10 or 12 gauge wire and quality terminations. I did one (30') from BPT with good results, and at reasonable cost. Then you plug it into your dedicated circuit.
|Short USB cables choices|
Within the last two weeks there was heated discussion on AA, (Computer Audio Asylum, sub category) where a member with an extremely revolving system said he heard an extreme improvement in his system when he substituted a $500 Tesla USB cable for ...
|Amp for Mirage M1 Si's??|
Spikes make a major improvement! A necessity IMHO!
|Amp for Mirage M1 Si's??|
I recently brought my M-1's out of storage and paired them with Parasound Halo JC-1 monoblocks (400 wpc.) They have never sound better! I was very impressed. A bit over your budget, but goes to show what can be achieved.
|What makes a high $$$ cartridge high $$$?|
The very expensive cartridges are like the very best of anything- hand made by a master who understands how attention to fine detail and the use of the very best materials does make as difference. Audiophiles with high resolution systems and a dis...
|Any reason to spend $$ on hi-end ICs for an iPod?|
If you are using your ipod as your source in a reasonably good mid-fi or better system with good files (lossless or better) you should at east use something better than a complete POS like the RS. The Monster cable for about $35 is worth it. I hav...
|cable lifters, how to maximize benefit?|
Make a bunch yourself for about $3 and try them. You won't go back! (Take heavy craft paper, cut into strips 3x10", use tape to create cylinders, fill 7/8 full with kitty litter or sand in baggy, place every couple of feet) Effect will be immediat...
|Impressed with Tubes|
There are tube amps that do a great job with extremely difficult speaker loads (SoundLab electrostatics) such as Wolcott. Unfortunately these amps are not well known due to a lack of advertising. Furthermore, Wolcott amps are extremely easy to mai...
|Tube amp for Sound Labs|
The Wolcott amps are a proven winner with Soundlabs. There may be better, but for the price, unlikely. They are very reliable, and do not rely on esoteric parts, or a stressed design. When an output tube goes bad, it will tell you which one. Just ...
|Where to sample music|
Don't overlook local CD vendors such as Borders which generally have numerous listening stations whereyou can sample numerous CD's- the entire CD if you wish. Overpriced, but no obligation to buy.
|who surprised and who disappointed|
In every case when I have had the opprotunity to hear live someone I have on recording and then go home and listen to their recording, the recording has always won, no question. While I have a great system, i think it has more to do with the PA th...
|Old Drive + DAC still better than my PC setup ?|
Having owned the M Audio FW Audiophile, I believe this is the weak link. I moved on to the Wavelength Audio Brick, and now the Cosecant; both are a major step up and should beat the CD playback.
|Remote Controlling PC with Palm|
Salling Clicker ($20) is great, but only works with MACs.
|Good workout music for baby boomers|
As a 62 year old pre-boomer with an eclectic taste in music, I use a 40gb iPod for workouts. Using the shuttle mode with an 11,000 song library, consisting of everything from Glen Gould to Hank Williams, Stevie Ray Vaugn, Cuban, Cajun, Caribbian, ...
|Power conditioning: APS, Eclipse, Velocitor, or ?|
I can not speak to the others, but the APS unit improved the performance of every component in my system and took it to a new level. APS has addressed the noise issue and has promised me a replacement unit shortly that should take care of this issue.