overthemoon

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first & last system
In addition to the options you have here's some additional choices: 1.  Integrated amp with DAC - Moon ACE, Naim ATOM, Hifi Rose, and NAD with optional Bluesound Steaming/DAC 2.  Speakers - I'm a fan of Sonus faber, so I encourage to listen to t... 
Speakers, speaker cables or I’m getting old…
@sudnh There may be lots of fakes but it wasn't the case. Kimber recommended 12 TCs for my system and they were downright bad - the sound was muddy and harsh.  They weren't a good fit for my system to my ears. Kimber was easy to work, and that's... 
Audio quest Rocket 88 how good are they?
I preferred Rocket 33s to Kimber 12 TC when I was auditioning in my system. I think you will hear a difference and preference will be based on your tastes including your musical selection.  
Should Amps be plugged into a power conditioner?
Should they is a judgement call and I encourage you to test with your ears. I have a Shunyata Delta power conditioner and plug my Moon 860AV2 into it.  I like the sound and I also appreciate the protection.  (I also have a whole house surge prote... 
Turntable advice
If this is your first serious venture into vinyl and you don't currently have a lot of records to play  - I'd consider a Rega P8 with an Ania cartridge and my rationale is: It's a high quality turntable that is fix and forget it. The turntable... 
C53 Pre Amp - McIntosh
I'd explore eBay and consider using an auction.  I sold my C2600 preamp a few years ago and I thought it would sell for 4500 and it sold for 5900.  
Speakers, speaker cables or I’m getting old…
I have had some similar experience as it relates to speaker cables and with Metallica, Tool and such on Qobuz. Speaker cables:  I owned a pair of Rocket 33s, Blue Jean Cables and borrowed a friends Kimber Kable 12TCs.  The Blue Jean Cables didn... 
Update from Nordost Heimdall to Frey speaker cable
I don’t own Nordstrom yet have heard a full loom with the DAC, pre and amp of my system and it shocked me on the dynamics and clarity.    I bring this up because their philosophy on all cables.    All that as context - I think there’s a differen... 
Update from Nordost Heimdall to Frey speaker cable
What sound characteristics are you looking to change ?  Do you think you are missing something?  I ask because I've found significant impact from power cords and I didn't expect it.   
Turntable prices. Is my mind going?
@mahgister I appreciate your response. To each their own, I can enjoy music or a car without knowing all the details of how they work.  I may not have the mental capacity or patience to understand the how. I hear differences in systems and unders... 
Qualities Of An End-game System
Seems like a good definition.  I am not sure if your doing sex, drug, etc. right if you don't enjoy them as well 😀  
Turntable prices. Is my mind going?
@mahgister knowledge on how something works is not the same as using/enjoying it. Max Verstappen is not an expert in engineering but he is a multiple time Formula 1 Champion. What's wrong with someone 'outsourcing' the expertise in design and im... 
Sonus Faber Il Cremonese Amp Pairing suggestions
My recommendation is listen to as numerous amplifier manufacturers and notice the difference in character revealed through the speakers.  Ideally this is done at home.   I believe you will notice there's a difference between how your STR amplifie... 
Whats on your turntable tonight?
Dave Matthews Band Walking Around the Moon  
Help with XLR ICs.
If you like how a ‘loom sounds’ go for it.    I use Shunyata for power and Kimber Kable for others. I did it over time and don’t see a value to migrate to one manufacturer.