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Discuss The Viv Lab Rigid Arm
To rauliruegas Thanks for your comments. My question to every reviewer (including Harry Pearson at the 2008 RMAF): how do you actually know what exactly is encoded in the LP grove? Unless you have the master tape side by side. And no, I don't wan... 
Discuss The Viv Lab Rigid Arm
I met with Mr. Koichiro Akimoto and his family near Kamakura during my trip to Japan in March. We discussed the Rigid Float arm at length. He has a Masters degree of engineering of the University of Tokyo, Japan's most prestigious school. He expla... 
dac recommendations for turntable listener?
I know, this might not be your price range (and neither is it mine if I'd to pay list), but I just got a MSB "Discrete", the junior model in the MSB stable, and playing DSD256 it is almost indistinguishable from my analog versions of the same trac... 
Recommend an MC cartridge
For the past 5 years I lived with both, a Benz Micro LP-S ebony and an Audio technical ART-1000. I sold the benz last year, because the ART-1000 just gives more "life" to "live" recordings: deeper sound stage, sharper attacks, better focus around ... 
The molecular level explanation of "cable burn-in"
I tend to agree with this statement. We measure what we CAN measure, and the measurements prove or disprove corresponding preconceived explanations of natural phenomena. So far so good. But there is a certain circularity at work: these measurement... 
The molecular level explanation of "cable burn-in"
I was as much a skeptic as many of you with a science background. Then came the 2010 RMAF, where Nordost demonstrated their various speaker cables, beginning with a regular copper litz from Home Depot, and working all the way up to their top-of-th... 
Floorstanding speaker experiences/recommendations in the $12-25k range
Please note up-front: I am not getting any financial reward from the following, or anything else, for that matter. All I want to do is sharing my everyday musical enjoyment. To me - after decades of searching - there is only one answer to your qu... 
Who out there wants to, or has, validated an amazing cable find?
I also found that highly-shielded ICs sound less transparent than single wires in a neutral dielectric (PTFE, PE, etc.). I am not living in a city apartment, though, where high shielding might be the only way to get clear signal transmission, espe... 
Who out there wants to, or has, validated an amazing cable find?
I found these XLR ICs on ebay, and they made an audible difference over my Mogami Gold ICs: sharper outlines of instruments, more transparent presentation and wider/deeper soundstage: highly recommended! I assume that the higher performance has no... 
Do I Need a Dedicated Streamer?
     
Do I Need a Dedicated Streamer?
Very enlightening discussion based - mostly - on real experiences/comparisons. I was asking myself the same question years ago, and decided to invest in a good DAC first: MSB Platinum Signature, after an Acousence reclocker using USB to my MacBook... 
Table,cartridge,phono...where to put most of my money?
     
Table,cartridge,phono...where to put most of my money?
A few years back I bought a Project Carbon10 TT with a Sumiko Blackbird cartridge and a Lehmann Audio phono stage feeding directly into my amps. Digital was my old and trusted Oppo. I found that my LPs sounded at least as good as my CDs, often the... 
What is the science behind audiophile fuses?
I had to jump in once more: mitch2 made a note-worthy comment about the role of capacitors in an amp or pre. They are there to satisfy demand for peak power in highly dynamic musical passages. The quicker they respond the better - and the more the... 
What is the science behind audiophile fuses?
Thanks to everyone and your at times spirited responses. And no, I am not a "puppy seal" asking apparently innocuous questions only to stir up the pot. I am a scientist and a curious one at that. I learned that a fuse is indeed part of the circuit...