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Revisiting Chinese Knockoff Cables
https://www.youtube.com/live/3gwPZV8cS3c?si=5LUyvsQvawPAwetl    
speakers and cables
https://audiocurious.com/high-level-input-vs-low-level-input/ https://theaterdiy.com/subwoofer-high-level-inputs-vs-rca/P   Have you considered using the hi level inputs in the subwoofer? Read the links. .    
What speaker cable for Martin Logan motion series (AMT) tweeter.
I’m a card- carrying CARDAS CLEAR fan with my “A” 2-channel. system, and I was an ex-NORDOST FREY user in my prior 2-channel system, The CARDAS are all-Cu build, whereas the NORDOST are Ag-over-Cu materials, that predicates an accentuated brightn... 
Cardas vs Cardas vs Shunyata interconnects
There’s an intuitive simple reason why most of equipment and speaker exhibitors at the audio expos select either NORDOST and CARDAS for all their cable requirements. it’s invariably either NORDOST VALHALLA / ODIN (Ag over Cu) or alternatively, CA... 
Cardas vs Cardas vs Shunyata interconnects
@decooney  +1 @classicrockfan  here ya go ….    
Differences between Harbeth, Spendor, Graham, etc. ?
@larryi and @donquichotte   I have the HARBETH 30.2XD’s too. There is not one iota of sibilants or”edge” or insert your own like adjectives whatever,…. in my speakers nor in my system as a whole .Frankly it is a ultra silky smooth audio perform... 
Changing a speaker color
Two points to weigh in on IMO: - Are you talking about a “usual” satin or flat black refinishing or a gloss black refinishing ? I would not try the latter requiring multi-coat applications, sanding, and fine polishing as a DIY project. - Without... 
Importance of streamer in audio chain
In brief: the WIIM Pros and BLUESOUND Nodes sound fine performing at their budget strata price point , (emphasis added on a fine but important distinction.) BUT .,,, if you have a high-end audio system with its inherent far improved resolution ... 
Comparison of various subwoofers for 2 channel audio
I test drove all the major contenders and pretenders. best I’ve heard : ATC  Here’s the one I bought for my 2-channel “A” system. Highly recommended  ATC C1 Sub Mk2 Under that real wood veneer, there's a hand-built, 12-inch ATC bass driver and... 
iFi LAN iSilencer connection
@tksteingraber   +1 (1) it made absolutely no difference where you plugged it in. (2) Regardless , the iFI LAN Silencer is an enticing marketing gig and I regrettably drank its KoolAid . It was a total bust compared to first upgrading with i... 
Auditioning Used Equipment - Am I crazy ?
@greenngoldcheesehead Looks like you don’t yet have a “relationship” with the dealer if they don’t remember you. Rightly or wrongly, it’s invariably predicated on personal interaction with cheerful purchases ( usual plural) incurred over time ,... 
Auditioning Used Equipment - Am I crazy ?
It’s not a question of any ad hoc dollar value, but rather an alchemy mix of : - the dealer ad hoc assessment of a bona fide unlikelihood of a sale to you. If you don’t have a existing relationship with that dealer with (importantly) a personal p... 
Help with high end bookshelf speakers
REFERENCE 3a REFLECTOR Monitors https://www.enjoythemusic.com/superioraudio/equipment/0817/Reference_3A_Reflector_Monitor_Review.htm https://wallofsound.ca/audioreviews/reference-3as-all-new-mythbusting-reflector/   https://www.whatsbest... 
Looking for a streaming DAC around 4k
The MOON has a USB-B (for computer connections) and it’s controlled via its MIND2 controller and app. With MiND2 (MOON intelligent Network Device) fully integrated you can stream music from your chosen digital music library. The digital library ... 
Looking for a streaming DAC around 4k
MOON 280D MIND2 streamer/ DAC https://simaudio.com/en/product/280d-streaming-dac/   https://darko.audio/2021/07/refined-precision-moon-by-simaudios-280d-streaming-dac/