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Synergestic Black Fuse vs Audio Magic BeesWax
Um yeah, that was kind of my point. 
Synergestic Black Fuse vs Audio Magic BeesWax
Kosst, you can't claim "science and measurements" only when it suits your needs.  You stated in another thread your Focal speakers have just as good dynamics as high efficiency speakers.  Where are your measurements for this?  You're stating your ... 
My expert tips on building a sensible world class audio system.
Your neighbor is Marty Feldman? 
Anyone at the Devore Fidelity Event?
I was not at the event, but I visited Common Wave a few months ago while visiting LA.  The owner Wes was extremely nice, and he has a mouthwatering selection of gear.  That said, I agree that the warehouse/loft layout that he has in the store isn'... 
What brands tend to have the worst resale value?
So many answers to this.  The ones that get me are the really great components that are just priced way too high.Manley Steelhead - this is as good as it gets for a phono stage.  I used one for a few years.  No way I'd pay $8400 for a new one when... 
Black Cat Cable's/Coppertone wires are amazing good!
I don't own Coppertones but I have a full loom of Black Cat copper cables in both systems:Redlevel Coeur speaker cablesThe Tube! interconnects3202 interconnects3232 speaker cablesI don't see any of these models any more in the lineup since Chris h... 
The best speaker for a small room...at any price point.
Trenner & Friedl Arts.Small box, big sound. Get a used pair as the new model is $6000. 
Moderately priced audio
In my bedroom system I use a $140 Chinese tube amp fed by a Sony blu-ray player from Target with my Zu DefHead speakers.  Sounds just as good as my living room system.  I tried much more expensive amps/DACs in that room and realized it didn't real... 
Is it possible to have vinyl nearly noise free?
I tend to agree with atmashpere on this without even paying attention to the engineering jargon.  I've heard enough different variations of carts/tonearms/phono stages to hear the difference in how some combos play quieter than others.  My RCM als... 
Black Cat Cable's/Coppertone wires are amazing good!
I have pretty much a complete Black Cat Cable loom in both of my systems and yes they are very good.  I too play in the shallow end with the copper cables such as The Tube and the 3200 series.  I do find it funny that Teajay gives Coppertone a rav... 
I'd like to upgrade my speaker wire
40 feet for each speaker? That’s a lot.For that length, take a long look at Duelund DCA16GA hookup wire. It’s 10 bucks a meter and you would need 160 ft total. That would be about $500. If you only need 4 x 10 runs then it would be about $130. If ... 
Reputable source for Nagaoka MP110?
I got mine from amazon prime 
Zu Druid 6
Spirit, note that Nelson says the SIT-3 amp prefers a lower impedance speaker, so you may want to get load resistors from Zu if you go that route (see Herb's SIT-3 review).  Sean told me he uses the resistors when demoing with Pass amps at shows.F... 
An Excellent New Read: "A Brief History Of Why Artists Are No Longer Making A Living..."
Thanks for posting a link to the article.  Ian makes some interesting points, but he also misses a few points.First, recording software like Garage Band created a glut of dubious releases?  He presents nothing to back this up.Second, he treats WWI... 
Will Technology Kill the Audiophile Hobby?
I'm guessing vinyl will be out of fashion by then and rare original pressings can be had for a dollar.