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Shorting plugs
I believe it really depends on the type of equipment you have and how the individual inputs get their signal to the amplifying stage.  In my particular preamp case, each input RCA goes back to a hard-wired input selector switch and is out of the a... 
Is the idea of audiophile listening a dying concept as boomers die off?
Well... If you take a look at who’s attending the Audio Shows, from what I’ve seen it appears to be more folks over 50 than under. I retired in 2023 and during my work life, my career offered me enough discretionary income to afford some really ni... 
ribbons vs domes and sibilance
This is a particularly interesting subject for me, since I have been experiencing sibilance in one form or another with my last two sets of speakers.  My previous speakers I first heard sibilance on just a few songs and I believe they were close m... 
Verity Audio speaker manufacturer silent...
Too bad...  Verity Audio had very respectable speakers.  I had a pair of Parsifal Ovations and they were indeed a very nice sounding speaker system.  I had them for several years until I heard a pair of Living-Voice OBX-RW's which sounded more rea... 
Ethernet cables
Going down the digital path for several years now, I've made a number of changes from DAC's to music-server/streamers, and the cabling that goes along with them.  There has been a lot of good information rendered in this topic.  What I have found ... 
The molecular level explanation of "cable burn-in"
@unreceivedogma   Oh you silly Santa denier !    
The molecular level explanation of "cable burn-in"
In my 40+ years of audiophile listening, I do believe that break-in of speaker cables and interconnects is necessary and happens.  I don't prescribe to know the physics behind it however it's been a phenomenon I've experienced many times over with... 
It's your streamer, not your modem
I like this discussion... I think Eric, et-al are correct from the standpoint of buffering, however there are issues I’ve found with poor Ethernet regarding noise, etc... I just finished a response to a recent discussion on streaming services whic... 
Effect of Internet Service Quality on Streaming?
Lots of good recommendations !  I had issues with streaming music versus the EXACT same album loaded on my Innuos ZENith MK3 with a Phoenix USB re-clocker.  I use Qobuz which in my listening opinion sounds slightly better than Tidal.  No matter wh... 
How important is the efficiency of a speaker to you?
Interesting discussions on efficient speakers...  I have run through the gambit of lower efficiency 87db-89db speakers and efficient 94db and very efficient 103db - 106db.  And I've also gone through the same regarding the amps I believed needed t... 
Solid State Low powered Amplifiers
I have a Valvet E3, a First-Watt F8 and SIT-2 and all of them are class-A and are terrific sounding.  The F8 has the most power over the other two however for fairly efficient speakers, all do very well.  Each have their own sonic signature and I ... 
Amp — Leave on or turn off
I turn nearly all of my electronics off after listening.  The only thing left on is the internet-modem/router.  After powering up for listening, consistently the music sounds better after at least 1-hour of warmup. I'm not certain which components... 
Do You Buy Speakers Without Hearing Them?
About 6 years ago, I purchased a pair of lower priced floor-stander speakers (~$2K/pair) without an audition but based on a glowing review by a reviewer and his audiophile friends.  He supposedly kept the review pair and said his friends were goin... 
Cable Break In for the Naysayers
I have heard the difference between new and broken-in cabling nearly all my audiophile life.  Even when I had my first real audiophile system I was able to tell the difference between the new and broken-in cabling.  I recently purchased Iconoclast... 
Transport Recommendations
+1 for the Jay's Audio CDT2-MK III...  It's above your price point new however used it's probably in your price range.  Built like a tank and terrific sonics.  I have one and love it !