williewonka

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Phonostage recommendations under $3K
@geof3 - thanks for that feedback.:-)The problem with this hobby - when a later model of a component you own is released, you can spend time wondering what’s so good in the latest version.Based on your feedback there would not appear be too much d... 
vinyl versus digital redux
@seventies - what appears to be something that may be "quite achievable", certainly from a technical perspective - I think that it would be a considerable undertaking for any record label to setup yet another "stream" of source material to package... 
Phonostage recommendations under $3K
+1 for the Moon - I have the LP 5.3 RS - basically it’s an earlier version of the 310LPI didn’t get the associated power supply, but I installed the best cables and it rewarded me with exceptional sound quality- extremely detailed- stunning clarit... 
Can I use 24 gauge speaker cable?
@orgillian - WRT Better yet, if you can borrow several different manufacturer’s speaker cables instead of raw wire, compare those as well. That way, instead of relying on someone’s opinion of what you can or cannot hear, you’ll know... Perhaps th... 
Can I use 24 gauge speaker cable?
@dadork - @williewonka Excellent response and explanation. I’ve bought cheap wire before and have upgraded to something much better but have never really understood most of the aspects you describe. Many thanks for the kind words :-) I actually m... 
vinyl versus digital redux
@seventies - WRT... One method, already mentioned, is to induce a 'label' to digitally transcribe into high resolution digital their vinyl offerings....whether or not the 'offerings' were 'cut' from sound wave to tape to acetate or from sound wav... 
Power Conditioners
I’ve used a power conditioner priced around this level. The sound quality improvedI then replaced it with a simple (but expensive) power bar and the sound quality improved even more.Turns out my power did not require "conditioning" but the better ... 
Can I use 24 gauge speaker cable?
@sjeesjie - Cables are a science and there are many factors that come into play and gauge is just one of them.e.g. are you talking about stranded wire or solid core wire? - that alone makes a considerable difference in the capability of a piece of... 
vinyl versus digital redux
@seventies - what I said was - I cannot tell the difference between the vinyl and the digital AS PLAYED & RECORDED on MY system Let's not forget the many nuances of musical reproduction...From a piece of vinyl.- the details of the master cutti... 
vinyl versus digital redux
I’ve also made several digital 16/44 copies of vinyl albums. I keep it simple - each digital copy has two tracks Side A and Side B.I do no need to have a digital recording of each track On playback on my audio system I am unable to discern and dif... 
turntable recommendations
Since you have complete an upgrade to your Rega, take a look at the various upgrades I have completed on my 1982 Rega Planar 2http://image99.net/blog/files/04fdba8476cfd21bdd7a5fdf38c8cdf5-28.htmlBut if you are not into DIY then consider these fea... 
Duelund conversion to DIY Helix Geometry Cabling
QUICK UPDATE: I’ve just replaced the live conductor in my 11 ft Helix Geometry extension cable, with a 12 gauge solid copper wire from Neotech - the wire replaced was 12 gauge Duelund tinned copper with polycast insulationI purchased the wire from... 
Detecting differences among cables
@joseph796 - Randy - First - my apologies for the "War and Peace" sized posting - I hope you find this useful :-) My audition list is ever changing, but I’ll share some of the artists and/or tracks that tend to stay in my list and which "metric" ... 
Detecting differences among cables
@turnbowm - I agree with your observations - well designed amps with large power supplies tend to show the least improvement when auditioning power cables on them - for the most part :-)However, the more budget oriented source components (i.e. <... 
Detecting differences among cables
@jmeyers - WRT:I tend to think that the "nay-sayers" probably fall into two categories. There are those people who simply don’t own systems good enough to enable the differentiation that is there An interesting thought, but in my experience over ...