Responses from inrealtime

How would you spend my next $5K?
Room acoustics for sure...  Will make a BIG and long lasting difference to everything you have, and will buy from now on...  
Stereophile review of the $30,000 tekton speakers
And the Klipsch Forte IV’s will most likely sound better... and don't look like something out of a Daffy Duck cartoon  
Gene is legit... Synergistic Research  is a con  
Burn your power cables in PROPERLY with Haglabs Frycorder
Heaven help me... Now I have to burn in my extension cord?  
Seeking Honest Opinions: Your Experience with McIntosh Audio Gear
Totally agree in general with: "Can't beat MAC on price/value ratio nor for resale and service..."  
Tweak Pink Himalayan Salt Lamps.
2.4 drops of snake oil on top makes a subtle but profound difference. Takes about 3 months of constant running of the lamp to fully break in through...  
The dangerous world of Reel-to-Reel Tape
The Tapehead forum is a great place to learn and get advice. Always someone willing to help out from beginner questions to professional studio issues.  Highly recommended:  https://www.tapeheads.net/    
"Audiophile" Power Cables: The Greatest Audio Conspiracy Theory of All Time?
The mystery can be solved with just two key observations: 1. "Audiophile" power cables and interconnects have the highest resale margins (markups) in the industry. Often 70% 2. Science works whether you believe it or not. Voodoo does work, but o... 
What is your opinion of single driver speakers
I’ve had Pearl speakers for over 6 months and was surprised by the clarity and amazing soundstage detail of these "point source" speakers. I find the "realism" and detailed soundstage quite amazing compared to any of the many speakers (most far mo... 
Time-Phase-Alignment- Point Source-Classical Musicians
I've had Pearl speakers for the past few months and can support all of your remarks about point source speakers.  I find the "realism" and detailed soundstage quite amazing compared to any of the many speakers (most far more expensive) that I have... 
worth the jump to Cornwall IV's from Forte IV's?
Yes!  I have had several editions of both over the years, and the Cornwall always sounds better in just about every way.  
A post on AC Voltage Regulators - Why you might want one
Agree: Get a Furman regulator, Almost all high-end recording studios use them. Much better performance than the high priced "audiophile" products. This is the one I use: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/657351-REG/Furman_P_2400_AR_P_2400_... 
Upsampling PCM or DSD in 2022
In my many years of experience with DACs and digital formats DSD is indeed best. And PS Audio's Direct Stream is the best sounding DSD DAC I've heard. Almost always a noticeable improvement of PCM files using it compared to directly through a high... 
Stockfisch Records
Their DMM-CD/SACD recordings are just amazing! They record direct to cutting lathe, and then use the lathe itself to playback directly to DSD. Highly recommended... You can view the process here:    
China built tube amps
 For the Uyghurs this IS the Holocaust. Complacency is a decision of convenience