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What do you mean you “heard” the turntable
I don't understand the attraction of vinyl. Compared to digital, you only hear a fraction of the detail. I also can't believe you can hear any difference between a $500 turn table verses a $20,000 turn table. I thought the difference is in th... 
Is there a Northern and Southern California Sound
There may have been some of that decades ago back when JBL was known for being the studio monitor speaker, at least in California. For a long time now though its been pretty much down to individual dealers. Here in the Seattle area the high-end de... 
What do you mean you “heard” the turntable
I have some very nice recordings of Doug MacLeod , Terry Evans, and Sam McClain. They are all on the Audioquest label and recorded with all Audioquest wire in the recording chain. They all have a very discernible Audioquest signature. I have a who... 
Brilliant Pebbles, a new tweak, cheaper than high end cables.
geoff, what dressing do you recommend to go with your word salad? 
Thinking about upgrading, but wondering about diminishing returns
Your biggest bang for the buck? It ain't no $15k component!The biggest (no soldering required) audio bangs for the buck, in no particular order: BDR Cones under everything.BDR Pucks, Those Things, Shelf under everything. Synergistic Research HFT, ... 
Synergistic Research ECT
My room is approximately 17x24 with a 9 ft ceiling, wall to wall carpeting, fabric over the lower 3 ft all the way around, 14" triangle tunes in the 4 ceiling corners where walls meet ceiling, with similar panels of Owens Corning fiberglass panels... 
Synergistic Research ECT
Sounds like I need to get the HFTs. Five of the original and five of the warmer 2.0 I think? 
How good's your hearing
Okay so her hearing may be gone. But does she know how to listen? 
Synergistic Research ECT
Late night listening is always better what with the lower noise floor and reduced grain and glare, presumably due to quieter cleaner power. I've noticed the same effect day or night simply by flipping a lot of breakers off. Which while it is a rea... 
Synergistic Research ECT
For those who don't know, the comment above is from the inventor of Teleportation, Flying Saucers and Codename (Yes, really, Codename) White Poppy.  http://www.machinadynamica.com/index.htmlGood luck tawa finding someone credible who has tried all... 
Brilliant Pebbles, a new tweak, cheaper than high end cables.
In the category of no good deed goes unpunished, I for some unfathomable reason decided to Google Brilliant Pebbles. God help me. Mom always said if you can't find anything good to say then its okay to cut and paste their own words from their own ... 
Synergistic Research ECT
Yeah, and just to be clear as far as video is concerned, the improvement in picture quality is on par with going from 720p to 1080i, or 1080i to 4k. Its about as much or more compared to when I upgraded from standard HDMI to a very good $350 HDMI ... 
Brilliant Pebbles, a new tweak, cheaper than high end cables.
No one seems to know Brilliant Pebbles was the brainchild of Lawrence Livermore physicist Lowell L Wood as part of the SDI initiative taken up by the Reagan administration in the late 1980's. Instead of thousands of kinetic satellites placed in or... 
My initial impressions of ZU Mission (MK1) speaker cables.
I thought speaker cables (and interconnects, and power cords) were smoke and mirrors, too. Until I actually bothered to compare a few. In no time flat three things quickly became apparent:1. They do indeed make a huge difference. In fact, they are... 
Turntable got absolutely crushed by CD
Right you are, simao. Except I would add, its not just the pressing. The MoFi Dire Straits 45 is an awful pressing. Mine skips on Walk of Life, there are pops and crackles everywhere, and the whole pressing is just depressingly noisy across all si...