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Chinese fake cables How fake, how good?
@deep_333  Why do you think the Chinese manufacturer's do not give their fake goods a different name than the originals? I ask this, as it seems to me that the intent here is not to make a product that is an 'Chinese expression' like you mention, ... 
Chinese fake cables How fake, how good?
The big problem I see with these knock-off cables is this... many times either the vendor or the consumer has no knowledge of the fact that they are fake! ( much worse if the vendor does actually know, and tries to pass them off as real!) This si... 
Is it possible for a high end manufacturer to overprice their goods?
@mikhailark, you make some very good points. I agree with what you say. The most expensive system I ever heard in a private setting was housed in a multi million dollar room, all glass and overlooking the ocean. No acoustic treatments.  
Is it possible for a high end manufacturer to overprice their goods?
@mikhailark    This brings about my point in the OP.  Looking at my new copy of 'The Absolute Sound', there are many speaker manufacturer's who are now supplying speakers with pricing in the same league ( and many times much more) than a new Porsc... 
Best LP edition of Jazz at the Pawnshop?
I also have two of the these. One is the Audiosource pressed 7778/7779, which as Mike L states above is better sounding than the later pressing and I have a 7778 Prophone, which is the German pressing...and not quite as great as the 7778/7779; alt... 
Wilson Sabrina X ... oh my God! and Jadis... or?
@bdp24   My bad, it was indeed an MF..Musical Fidelity, and not a RM. I like Roger's designs ( a lot better than the MF's), but still think that the Jadis models are, at least to my ears, superior.   
Wilson Sabrina X ... oh my God! and Jadis... or?
@bdp24 While I agree with you that Jadis amps typically don’t fare well with low impedance loads ( almost no tube amps do), I would never recommend a MF over any of the Jadis models. I owned a MF amp for a few months, driving Acoustat speakers, i... 
Wilson Sabrina X ... oh my God! and Jadis... or?
Jadis make some of the best tube amps money can buy. I recently listened to a pair of Sabrina X’s, which were being driven by an Air Tight 30 watt/ch integrated ( another amp manufacturer that uses excellent transformers). The sound was stellar. W... 
Free Tip for Jumpers
IME, IF a speaker is designed to be bi-wired, it invariably sounds better without jumpers. A true bi-wire cable works best. While I tend to agree that a single cable split at the speaker end to a bi-wire connection is probably not the best solutio... 
A Better Way to Buy Gear - Help Needed
P P F&F is very dangerous. Once the deal is made, PayPal fronts the money to the Seller...even IF the Buyer has not funded the sale, regardless of whether the sale is legitimate, or not! For very small amounts...maybe up to $100- it might be o... 
MC-MM-MI CARTRIDGES . DO YOU KNOW WHICH HAS BETTER QUALITY PERFORMANCE? REALLY?
@rauliruegas   Raul, I no longer own the Benz.To answer your question as to why I prefer LOMC’s, it is one word…resolution. I find in my system that the better MC’s resolve more detail than any of the MM’s I have owned. Same goes for the MI’s. I h... 
MC-MM-MI CARTRIDGES . DO YOU KNOW WHICH HAS BETTER QUALITY PERFORMANCE? REALLY?
There are so many variables here. But IMO, generally the SQ of a good LOMC is the preferred sound. If one is into RAP and head banging music, on the kind of system one sees at a club, then perhaps a higher tracking force MM would be preferable. To... 
Best amplifier for Acoustat 2+2 electrostats for holographic sound, or change speakers?
Having owned Acoustat model 3M's, I can tell you that they are limited to the imaging that you describe, it is only once you change speakers that imaging specificity and IME, a host of other benefits, can be had. YMMV.  
Borresen Loudspeakers
@audiocanada   I am under the impression that the X series Borresen's are designed in Denmark, but are also made in China.  
Records not stored vertically for decades
The issue with storing records flat has already been brought up. Primarily, the increased potential for warpage and sleeve damage. This will depend to some extent on whether the record in question is a box set or not, generally a box set is more d...