williewonka

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Phono preamp
Does anyone bother to read the OP’s post? Where can he get a SIM or ARC in the price range of the Schiit Mani?Granted - the Mani seems like a great deal, but how serious is the OP about their vinyl?The Simaudio Moon 110 LP retails for $650 - so a ... 
Phono preamp
Take a look at the entry level Simaudio Moon Phono - it's technology & design  has flowed down from their higher models - they make great phono amps 
Which Integrated Amp For Tannoy Turnberry Prestige GR Speakers
Take a look at Simaudio Moon amps - I have heard them with the larger style tannoy’s and it sounded verrrrry smooth - almost tube like and very detailed 
Bluesound Vault 2
As the previous post noted - hard drive failures can be devastating!I have the Node 2 which streams digital content from my NAS drive.The NAS drive has RAID mirroring, so if one hard disk in the NAS fails I simply replace the defective hard disk a... 
Most useful tweaks that are sensible and really make a noticeable improvement
Not sure if you consider Cone feet part of isolation, but from what I have read they drain vibrations from component cases as well as isolate.Also, if you are into vinyl and want to get the best from a cartridge that has a plastic case then try th... 
Power Cable for Yggdrasil DAC
I would give KLE Innovations power cables a tryhttps://kleinnovations.com/kle-innovations-klei-products/klei-gzseries-cables/klei-ac-power-cable/Regards 
I've never believed much in cables, that said... (USB)
@dep14 - The generic USB cable has some basic issues...- Signal and power in the same cables causes noise, which may degrade USB chip performance- USB power from the computer is noisy and inconsistent - again degrade USB chip performanceBest way t... 
Power Cable ~ $300 - Which to get? Nordost, Audioquest, Furutech, Shunyata, Zavfino?
@milercarbon1 - a couple of years ago I got to compare these cables to top of the line products from highly regarded companies such as Cardas, Kimber Cable, Neotech, Audioquest and a few other commercial brands.All of the Helix cables, power, inte... 
Power Cable ~ $300 - Which to get? Nordost, Audioquest, Furutech, Shunyata, Zavfino?
There is no such thing as a good DIY power cord. Kit or otherwise. Cryo or otherwise. There just isn’t. PeriodIf you really believe the above statement then PLEASE - ignore the rest of this post because you’ll think it is nonsense and I for one do... 
BFA Banana Plugs
@golden210 - there nothing is wrong with bare wire - it’s just that some people prefer a specific style of connector.To their ears it provides some specific benefit that they prefer.In my system I prefer very specific cables and connectors, becaus... 
Anticable Cables: what do you like about them thread?
@yping - in the past you have spoken very favourably about KLE Innovations cables - Are you now looking for replacements?Just curious :-) What I like about their IC’s is the helix geometry. It provides very good results and eliminates most issues ... 
BFA Banana Plugs
@jrpnde - Take a look at the KLE Innovations Banana plugs...https://kleinnovations.com/kle-innovations-klei-products/klei-harmony-banana/klei-classic-harmony-ba...I have used several types of banana plugs in the past and the gold plated spring var... 
Feet/ footers: Cones, pads, rubber gizmos, fancy gizmos, roller gizmos
I have tried a few different feet on all of my components...Ash wood Cones of various sizes - large ones on amps small ones on - enhanced details and imagingSteel ball bearing "feet"- Made the sound very "brittle" and harshGlass marble "feet"- les... 
Spade vs bare wire
I have tries all three methods and Stopped using bare wire one I used the following. Here are my favourite connectors...#1. KLE Innovations BananasPro’s...- extremely well engineered- no colouration- improves signal transfer over every other conne... 
Regenerator on a fancy power strip budget?
@robelvick - my experience with power conditioners and similar products is very limited, but I will echo the sentiments of some of the posters above.I do find that dynamics suffer the most when inserting any kind of power conditioner into a system...