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Amazon Launches Lossless "Hi-rez" HD Music Service
Curious to hear the quality. I use Amazon for movies and, even though they are "HD" sound, the sound quality never seems to be as good as when I play the same movies using blu-ray or UHD blu-ray disks.  For movies, I assume there's compression, di... 
Chinese fake cables How fake, how good?
There is no grey area here. Counterfeit goods are illegal. If you use counterfeit goods you are also an infringer, and admiting it on a public forum. Doesn’t matter how good you think the counterfeit goods sound - you are contributing to lost jobs... 
Nordost fans
Sounds like we may follow similar paths.  I had a full loom of Valhallas, then switched to Transparent Reference.  Now I'm back to all Valhalla cables.  To me, Transparent Reference was too fat and undefined in the base, and the treble left a lot ... 
What's happened to the used high end market recently?? Sales are tough....:0(
To be frank, there is an increase in buyers that are jerks.  There is a new culture that has injected itself into the scene that didn't exist 10 years ago.  Trying to scam low prices and make difficult transactions.  I'm done selling here.  It has... 
I like Steve Guttenberg.
I like his stuff and the style in which he presents it. Not sure why some of you are using this public forum to make judgmental comments about his person. He’s doing a great service to you and your hobby.  
Elgar Line Conditioners
Torus AVR 20 looks promising... 
Elgar Line Conditioners
I got 2 Elgar 6006B units. The first unit is from 1973 and the second unit is from 1984.The first was dead on arrival because it was severely damaged during shipping, so I bought the second one. After a lot of tinkering, I was able to get the firs... 
Axpona 2018 Will you be there?
Cool.  I'll be there tomorrow. 
Anyone have issues with shipping Canada to USA?
I just bought something.  No problems.  Took about a week to arrive.  There was a fee, but the value was around $1K. 
Looking for THE amp to anchor my system, Krell, Plinius or maybe a D
I feel your pain.  I had a Krell amp for several years, then downsized to a receiver, then went through a string of amps and preamps (tubes and SS).  It's a pricey rabbit hole.  In the end, I always missed the Krell bass and house sound, so I boug... 
Elgar Line Conditioners
Well it arrived early, but was damaged in shipment. It doesn't work and needs to be returned.  I'll let you know if I continue to go in this direction. 
Elgar Line Conditioners
6006b.  I'll power front end components and preamp.  It arrives on Monday. 
Elgar Line Conditioners
Ordered one.  I'll let you know how it goes. 
Elgar Line Conditioners
Hi Lak.  Just exploring my options.  I'm looking at "audio" branded units  too.  The Elgar does several things in an all-in-one unit that make sense, such as DC blocking, isolation, voltage regulation, and cleaning up the sine wave without digitiz... 
why do people feel the need to buy expensive cable
why do people feel the need to keep asking questions like the OP? Does it make them feel better?