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Auralic Aries S1 streamer
Not sure where you are located, but according to those on the Auralic forum who have ordered them in the USA, they just started to ship from the distributor in the last few days. They listed their new products for sale on their website quite in ad... 
Zavfino and Neotech OCC Interconnect
I had Sonic Craft make me a 13' set of Neotech 3001 Mk. III single ended cables terminated with Cardas connectors and I think they give good performance for the money. They are neutral tonally, neither too bright nor rolled off. Another excellent ... 
Hearing aids
This question has been repeatedly asked over many years in numerous forums and the result is always the same: everyone's experience is different. Some found no worthwhile benefits, others found quality aids transformative (my audio loving wife's e... 
Telos Mini Quantum Resonator (MQR) & Puron Filter together
I've been using a Telos Mini-Q for several months and am very happy with the improvement in sound quality. My results mirror other's findings as to the nature of improvements. I found the Telos to be more to my liking than using an EU4 plug. I'm u... 
Question about Shunyata Power Conditioners
It's hard to give a meaningful response to your initial question without knowing the details of your system IMO. The better your system, the more likely you'll be able to discern the benefits of better power conditioning and cabling. When audiophi... 
New Class D amplifiers
At present, I have a Luxman m-700u/c-700u combo and PS Audio M1200 mono/PS Audio BHK preamp combo in rotation. The PSA M1200 amps use IcePower modules with proprietary tubed input stage. These two amplifiers are a near dead heat in sound quality, ... 
I am considering a luxman 3600 tube amp as my first adventure into tube amplifiers?
There's more to the issue of whether 30 watts are enough for a 86-87db, sensitivity speaker than the plan to use it at low to medium volumes. If there's an impedance mismatch for your speakers they're going to sound anemic and un-involving at any ... 
Dead Can Dance " Live From Series"
I'm a longtime fan of DcD, one of my favorite artists. I bought three of that series and didn't find there to be enough differences in the performances to warrant trying to acquire more. All three of the performances I have sound quite fine.¬†  
I've been selling heavier gear for lighter gear
I definitely factor weight into my purchase decisions now. One of the main reasons is the greatly increased cost of shipping when you have to return things for service. I've had reliability issues with many, many brands of equipment and I tend to ... 
Modwright LS100 vs LTA MicroZOTL
I've got ¬†Modwright LS 36.5, DeHavilland UltraVerve III, and PS Audio BHK preamps. I pair them with either KEF500 or Tidal Piano Cera speakers. Just mention this so there's a reference point in my comments about the Modwright LS 36.5. In my opinio... 
Old CDs and records
My local used music dealers tell me interest in cds seems to be on the upswing and sales are up. I think there's always going to be a segment of music lovers who want to own their music. That said, extracting maximum value from a music collection ... 
Room acoustics
High End Novum from Germany. Highend-electronics.com is the distributor.¬†  
PS Audio BHK Signature Preamp?
Keep an eye out of The Music Room's inventory in Erie, Co. They regularly have BHK preamps for sale at the $3500-3600 price point and they give you 14 days to try it at home to see if it works for you. I've bought from them multiple times with no ... 
PS Audio BHK Signature Preamp?
I've used a BHK preamp in balanced mode with a PS Audio BHK250, PS Audio Stellar M1200 monos, and a Zesto BIA 120 and it has been wonderful with all three amplifiers. I've found the professional reviews to accurately reflect my experiences with th... 
burn in - how important?
My experience with "burn-in" has been variable as some equipment changes more than others with extended use. I installed a new set of PS Audio M1200 mono amps a couple months ago and those have evidenced more changes with time than any component I...