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What use to burn in power cords?
@jasonbourne71  EXACLY!!! What exactly are you ‘burning in’ with a cable? People are free to believe what they like, but this is beyond reason!!…  
Wilson Audio Duette / Custom Crossover Upgrade
Threads like these emphasize the importance of the DIY community in exposing what is lacking in commercial speakers! Those praising certain designers as being totally unique in their abilities (Fritz) is short-sighted at best! There are a LOT of D... 
Phono preamp, all suggestions welcome
I’ve tried a few in the under $500 range and none has been as quiet and detail oriented as the iFi Zen Phono. A $2K tube EAR is only slightly better/more engaging.   
Most recent speaker you audited in room and returned? Why did you return it?
I’ll jump on the Tekton bandwagon! I bought a pair of Lore Reference with a beryllium Satori tweeter ($500 each!) which I was familiar with because my DIY speakers use them. The Tektons were horrible!   
Hearing other appliances in dedicated line
Just having a dedicated line back to the box doesn’t guarantee much of anything. The only real way to have the line totally isolated is with a plug/receptacle that accommodates an Isolated ground tied to a separate bus bar within the panel and the... 
Blue Jeans Cable Iconoclast
There is very little science that supports the need for ultra exotic cables beyond what is explained by the Iconoclast engineer. Nothing that is manufactured In small quantities that is made well will be inexpensive, so I’m not suggesting that cab... 
New blog post: Living with Focal Speakers
@christianb5s4 You don’t have to destroy the speakers to experiment with a different Xover. Testing with an outboard xover board is pretty simple. Examining the stock boards also gives you an idea where the manufacturer cut corners (in components)... 
New blog post: Living with Focal Speakers
@erik_squires I’m SOOO glad you have brought the DIY mindset to this forum! So many believe that the wrong things are responsible for how a speaker sounds like tweeter material, rather than the true contributing factor, the Xover. The tweeter mate... 
Thoughts About Turntable Upgrades
I found this thread looking for info about a VPI Scout that I am considering. This thread was (originally) created prior to the Mofi debacle related to their original claim that their Vinyl was created from Analog sources, and later we discover th... 
dCS Bartok Apex vs any similar priced DAC
The best DACs I have heard recently are the Esoteric’s. If you can stretch to the Grandioso it is probably top 3 DACs period.   
Full range stand mounted speakers
If you have woodworking skills or can pay a cabinet maker to build them, these are nearly impossible to beat for less than $15-20K!! The F3 (-3db) is 33hz so pretty full range!  https://www.diyaudio.com/community/threads/jeff-bagby-helios-speaker.... 
Intg Amps: Hegel 590 vs NAD M33 Masters vs Gryphon Diablo 120
I suspect that those dismissing the $12K H590 against the Diablo have never heard the Hegel or are unfamiliar with the brand! Gryphon’s cheapest Amp is not going to be significantly better than Hegel’s best Integrated. Maybe the Diablo 300 would b... 
Jay's "Ugly Truth" video
I met Jay at this year’s AXPONA where Thomas and Jay were showcasing their product collaborations. I remember a few things about the interaction. 1) Jay is painfully shy in a crowded situation and Thomas had to prop him up so that he would push th... 
Pls help me decide Pass Labs X250.8 or Luxman M900u
Looking at the impedance curve for 803D4, I don’t see it dipping below 2ohms? I see 3ohms listed as the minimum.  
T+A DAC 200 or WEISS 501
@ronboco If you don’t understand or didn’t know that your gear plays a HUGE role in soundstage depth and width (regardless of the room) then you owe it to yourself to find a store or a fellow audiophile who can demonstrate the affect using differe...