bolong

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Is a highly discerning system enjoyable?
Building a good stereo system is building a nervous system that should insinuate itself into yours but not necessarily comply with yours. It’s like raising a child. There are factors impinging on it that we haven’t yet sussed out and that may neve... 
Four Hour Tube Amp Warm-Up
Since I initiated this thread things have changed for the better. Now my set up is sounding very acceptable after an hour warm up. Tweaking has helped. All the power cables are Anticables, and they are all plugged directly into the wall now excep... 
Four Hour Tube Amp Warm-Up
By far the most incredible listening session happened two days ago after the PL's had been accidentally left on for 7 hours. Technically, the Sophia EL 34 power tubes may not be "fully" broken in yet, but they have about a 100 hours on them of pla... 
patricia barber - diana krall - holly cole
Krall's voice has never been the same after this:   This may be pertinent: https://www.ehealthme.com/cs/pneumonia/hoarseness-or-changing-voice/    
I have found out why new cables and tweaks actually work!
More than one system was cleaned with the duster.    
Dedicated Line - Things to consider
Or not. LOL  
Dedicated Line - Things to consider
Paul of PS Audio suggests a dedicated 10 gauge line for each audio component. In my case, that would be six separate 10 gauge copper romex lines feeding 6 individual outlets. I am thinking of doing it with a subpanel installed and a revamping of t... 
Power cable dilemma
I'm a fan of Anticable's power cords. Look at some of the reviews. Every component in my system including the subs is now powered with Anticable cables.  
Has anyone tried the new Synergistic Research UEF Performance Enhancer - Ethernet Filter?
I am a devotee of SR's purple fuses. They make a very obvious improvement in sound quality. What they do not reduce is online forum noise.  
Dedicated Line - Things to consider
I am dedicated to dedicated.  
I feel so inadequate after seeing this guy.
I feel like ice skating now.  
Pontus ii and Hi Res
My Terminator dac will not go higher than 44.1. The later models (2, Plus, and Plus 12th anniversary) will do 48K.  
Who Here Is Running an AudioNote System and are you In Love?
It's inspiring to hear that even the lower levels of AN components are still quite good. The upper tier stuff is just too expensive for most.  
Who Here Is Running an AudioNote System and are you In Love?
AudioExcellence of Canada has recently become an AN dealer and has been reviewing various AN components. What they mull over seems pertinent to the interests of Audiogon members - the back and forth concerning resolution and emotion in sound syste... 
What's the oddest thing in your music collection?
Bobby Brown - "Prayers Of A One Man Band."