adg101

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Power Cables
Wywires is running a sale. Both the Silver and Platinum Digital Series are fine cables. I started with all Silver Series throughout my system and have sold and moved up to the Platinum’s. To my ears they just get out of the way, being very transpa... 
Tube Amp recommendation for Thiel CS1.6 under $2k
My experience with Thiel’s, is they need power, and if not they can sound cold and light. Aerial Acoustics speakers are the same; they need a big amp to open up. I’d look for the biggest solid state amp you can afford… that has quality. I’d say lo... 
Audioquest or Nordost for speaker cable
I have not used AudioQuest in years so I can’t give any input on their cables, but use their Edison outlets and am very happy with them. I’m sure the AQ cables are great nonetheless. In my experience with much older generation such as Lapis, Diamo... 
Help me pick a Dac
@pwerahera Back when I had my CD2 - purchased new, My Dad had the CDT1 and DAC 1. To our ears my CD2 was better, more open where the DAC1 was pleasant but did not have the resolution or bottom end of the newer player.   I used to work part time ... 
Help me pick a Dac
Owned an ARC CD2 years ago and was very familiar with the DAC 2 and 3 which was a tube DAC. I would be really surprised if the old ARC DAC 2 is going to better your current DAC. I own a Bluesound Vault 2 and for the money it’s good. I would explor... 
Advice wanted for small factor office speakers
I’d figure how to get power to where you’re running speaker wire. If you can run speaker wire you can probably pull EMT cable. The Sonos Ones are very good, no, great for the money.   I installed many in my office/business with the smaller Sub-M... 
Flexible Power Cords
@immatthewj  Kimber PK10 is not a shielded cable. It is a very flexible. I used to own these and they are a very nice cable for the money. Agree to use shielded on digital but I never felt the PK10 Gold introduced noise.My memory was the cable wa... 
Looking to upgrade Adcom GFA555: Parasound?
Been years since I’ve listened to a GFA 555, and I’ve heard them with the Musical Concepts mods as years past the local Adcom dealer also carried Musical Design. That dealership is still in business and carries Parasound which personally I have no... 
Suggested Power Cable for Streamer
What I’ve used that was an improvement on digital components over a PC designed for a power amp. Nordost Vishnu which the best I can described is fast, music has snap or PRaT. Wouldn’t say the Vishnu was thin but the stage was a little closed in c... 
NAD Monitor Series: opinions
I owned new the 2600A and 1300. They sounded ok for what they cost, but inside fairly cheap compared to Adcom. The looks sold me over sound when I was young. If I was looking to purchase these components for a vintage or blast from the past system... 
Power cable Advice...
Another for WyWires Platinum HC - High Current version. Only cable I have that has bettered them is a Nordost Valhalla II. Not a fair comparison but the WyWires more than hold their own and for a lot less money. If it wasn’t for the great deal I r... 
ARC LS25 mkii vs ARC Ref 5se
I would sure hope there’s a huge difference. I took home a LS 25 MKII when I was last shopping for a preamp, and that preamp didn’t do much for me… didn’t do anything bad but I felt the ModWright LS 36.5 was more engaging at least in my system. I ... 
Please be gentle with me! 🙏
The Bluesound Node is a great product for the money. Probably for many all they need even running the internal DAC. Doesn’t take much to find a better DAC later and just use the Node for streaming only. If you never compare another DAC to the DAC ... 
vibration control - cd player
Very happy with Daedalus Audio DiD’s. On smaller components run three, where a big amp probably four or more. Everything I’ve put them under has made an improvement but under a transport the most noticeable, then tube preamp.  
What was the first power cable that you noticed a difference in the sound?
Agree with others noted above dedicated lines should be done first but not necessary. I started with Homebrew PC’s, then Kimber Kable PK 10 Gold which was a noticeable improvement, then to Nordost Vishnu, WyWires Silver to Platinum which are great...