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Volti does it again!
@doyle3433 +1.  Greg did that demonstration at the first or second Capitol Audio Fest that he exhibited at.  It's a pretty compelling demo.  
Best USB cable upgrade for around $1000
My two favorites are In-Akustik Reference USB ($550 for 1.5M) and my current reference, AB Tech KLAR ($1,350).  
Volti does it again!
@tonnesen If no one bites here, reach out to Greg when he gets back from Florida and see if he's willing to connect you with anyone who owns Rivals in Denver/Boulder. The speakers I demoed at someone's house years ago were Merlin VSM MXs.  After ... 
Volti does it again!
Trolling?  Seriously?? It's completely ridiculous to expect a speaker manufacturer like Greg to offer a return policy.  Every pair of speakers is custom-made to order.  Special and custom orders are rarely returnable for anything boutique or bespo... 
Technics SL-1200GAE or VPI HW-40 or …?
Great choice!  I've had two VPIs (Scoutmaster and Classic) and they ultimately left me wanting for more.  I now have a Pure Fidelity Harmony and a Technics SL-1210G and both are much, much better than either VPI.  Hopefully, you didn't pay much mo... 
Volti does it again!
I always get a kick out of the "return policy" guys.  Seriously, don't you make some effort to hear a product before jumping in?  Years ago I bought a pair of artisan two-way speakers that were rarely sold by dealers.  I reached out on one of the ... 
Do You Buy Speakers Without Hearing Them?
Speaker preferences are so specific that I would always make sure I heard them before I sprung for them--even if it's just at a show.  I've owned Merlin, Neat, Klipcsh, Nola, Linn, Audio Note, Magnepan, Q Acoustics, Harbeth, Votli, and Fleetwood (... 
AGD Tempo in the house
@tubeguy76 Mikey sells AGD 🙄  
Good Speakers for Rock and Roll Under 15K
My musical tastes are very rock-centric.  60s, "classic" rock, heavy metal, punk, electronic, alt-country... I have a pair of Volti Rivals in one room and Fleetwood Devilles in the other.  Both are superb with everything I listen to (and I'm runn... 
New Generation Class D - AGD Audion Mkiii upgrade
@rajugsw Jay is correct.  The GaN FETS that Alberto is using were initially designed, they were designed with audio in mind.  Not claiming each company that uses the tech doesn't have all kinds of additional proprietary implementation secrets, but... 
Technics SL-1210G Headshells, Record Weights, and Mats
@gochurchgo I really like it, it improves things quite a bit with zero negative side effects (at least in my setup).  It weighs almost nothing so I suspect some folks dismiss it, which is too bad.  
Technics SL-1210G Headshells, Record Weights, and Mats
@danmar123 When you get around to a record weight make sure to try out the Origin Live Gravity One.  I like that one on my 1210G, and it's not too crazy a price point.  
Technics SL-1210G Headshells, Record Weights, and Mats
@danmar123 The Stein PI Carbon Signature arrived yesterday.  I'm still doing some back and forth with the stock mat on the Technics, but the Stein clearly has more detail (in a good way, no hyper-etched exaggeration) and the pace and rhythm also t... 
Record Weights/Disc Stabilizers
@wrm57 Great call on the Origin Live Gravity One!  I'm still comparing it to the Furetech Monza, but it sure seems like the winner right now.  It seems to provide a more three-dimensional image in which individual instruments in complicated passag... 
Record Weights/Disc Stabilizers
@kfscoll I had a VPI for a while and started with the clamp and moved to the center weight and periphery ring.  Over time I just found it detracted from my wanting to play records.  I respect anyone who wants to squeeze every ounce of performance ...