whitestix

Responses from whitestix

Mood
Great topic you teed up. Some days my system sounds awesome and some days it  doesn't quite get there. As noted above, "ear lube" helps my system and "swing lube" helps my golf game.  I embrace lubricants for a variety of enhancements in my life. ... 
Potentiometers for AR 2ax speakers for free
I sent you a message.  Did you get it?  
ABX testing with AQ Dragon power cords
Wow, what a stunning system in a fantastic room the OP has.  Too bad this thread went off the rails, but as many others have posted, if you don't hear a difference, stick with your excellent Mogami cables.  Good for you to try different wire.  I w... 
Tube amps under $7500
For the money, it would be difficult to do better than a Don Sachs Kootenai KT88-based amp.  A few are available at the moment.   
Tube amps under $7500
For the money, it would be difficult to do better than a Don Sachs Kootenai KT88-based amp.  A few are available at the moment.   
Anyone else order Caladans from Clayton Shaw?
I heard them at Axpona and was extremely impressed.    
Worst Speakers Ever??
Easy question to answer:  KEF LS50 speakers.    
Spatial Audio Raven Preamp
Listening to my Raven and Don/Lynn's 300b monos, with my Cube Audio Jazzon speakers, is an experience that transports me to another realm... of pure musical enjoyment in an astonishing fashion.  I am not embellishing what I am hearing one bit. I ... 
Spatial Audio Raven Preamp
I have had the pre-production "shoe box" 300b monos as well as the Raven for several months and have owned all Don's earlier preamps and the Kootenai.  They mate very will with my Cube Audio Jazzon speakers.  Outstanding gear, no question.    
Connectivity for Gustard U18?
I connect my iMac to the Gustard with a USB cable and then from the Gustard to my DAC I use an AES/EBU connection.  I have explored no other connections.   
Best DAC’S $5k to $15k
"high end kit" I meant to write.  
Best DAC’S $5k to $15k
My pal with his end kit prefers his Holo May KTE DAC to his combo Chord Dave and M-Scaler, the latter of which he sold and is extremely happy with the upgrade.  Don Sachs is ecstatic with the sound of his Lampizator DAC, as close as you can get to... 
Connectivity for Gustard U18?
Thanks for the response.  It is indeed a plug and play device.  I am very happy with its effect on the SQ of my system.    
300b lovers
Once and always, Charles sets the bar for thoughtful and positive responses to topics on this forum, which in 10 months regarding this thread, have always been very upbeat and positive.  When we are treated to a master class in tube design philoso... 
300b lovers
Alexberger, You are sure right about that.  I have Don Sachs new preamp and his shoebox 300b monos and swapped out my Cube Audio Jazzon speakers for a pair of updated AR 2ax speakers and they sound extremely musical.  A great front end yields ben...