williewonka

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2018 exactly what is ‘High End’ audio?
@blindjim - you pose an interesting question. Is it based on Price?, Performance? Component Matching? etc...I’ve heard stories from people in the business about customers who had them install $200k+ system in a 12 x 12 room with no acoustic treatm... 
MinimServer on Qnap NAS - improved sound
@jb0194 - it really depends on a whole host of other things - but YES - it can make a difference.For example, I use to stream from my MAC using iTunes. Sounded good, but then i discovered Audirvana - the improvements were very noticeable.Audirvana... 
Tannoy Owners: Need help with Canterbury GR fine tuning.
RE: my comment... Some Cardas cables have a pretty high capacitance and I know of two amps that they drove to destruction - from Ayre and Gryphon I forgot to add - the Cardas cables WILL NOT cause the same issue when used with tube amps. Regard... 
Binding Post Jumpers - New Product!!!
@grannyring - re: I have some coming in to test vs Neotech and bare wire. I will report back. Will be interesting. Would that be the Jumpers (which I have not tried) - or the Banana plugs - see my review here...https://forum.audiogon.com/discussio... 
Binding Post Jumpers - New Product!!!
@whitestix - after giving your posts more thought I think there are a couple of points that I feel I should address for other readers - so please do not think I am still trying to change your mind. RE:...I bought these connectors to pig back the w... 
Tannoy Owners: Need help with Canterbury GR fine tuning.
@glai - BTW - Nice system - https://systems.audiogon.com/systems/775What speaker cables are you using? The reason I ask is - if they have a high capacitance they can cause oscilation in solid state amps having a high current design and the Luxman ... 
Tannoy Owners: Need help with Canterbury GR fine tuning.
Do you have any soundstage wide issues using severe toe in? Not at all. I use the tannoys (as a stereo pair) on my A/V system and have often heard sounds from behind me - spooky.The A/V system is in our living room, which I have not applied tre... 
Tannoy Owners: Need help with Canterbury GR fine tuning.
I know a Tannoy dealer and he recommends toe-in such that the axis of the center of the speakers crosses 8"-10" in front of the listening position.I have this setup on my AV systems and it sounds greate.g.SPK1       SPK2     \            /        ... 
Binding Post Jumpers - New Product!!!
@whitestix - negative feedback sometimes leads to improvements :-)To address some of your comments...RE: I find no way to re-open the hinged plastic flap after it has been closed This one was quite simple to address - simply insert a small screwdr... 
advice for my clear audio analogue upgrade path
@dhpeck RE: I’ll have to ask how my guy at the dealer sets up the carts That would be good to knowThe Boheme comes with the contact-line shaped stylus, so setup of either cartridge would also be critical.The soundsmith cartridges do sound very go... 
advice for my clear audio analogue upgrade path
@dhpeck - I have to ask....What do you think you are missing out on?- or do you just have the upgrade bug :-)What do you think the  Clear audio Balance + phono will enhanceWhat do you think the  Clear Audio Ovation table will enhanceThe upgrades... 
Binding Post Jumpers - New Product!!!
@whitestix - I would have to agree with @yping - I have auditioned - reviewed - and purchased many products from KLE Innovations and have yet to receive a product that does not excel.Granted - the look of the plastic housing may not be as "pretty"... 
Brands that have the least depreciation
Simaudio Moon amps and phono stages has pretty good resale value 
What solution to clean silver and gold contacts?
Gold should remain bright it's entire life and not require cleaning - if it is dull it is not goldSilver contacts just require re-seating to restore perfect contact.I have had silver contacts on all my plugs/connectors and I am yet to see any sign... 
Rega Saturn R power cord {stock} wanted to upgrade to better quality power cord
Take a look at Anticables products and Signal Cable products.Or if you want very good quality - take a look at KLE Innovations power cables - they are very goodRegards - Steve