bsavage

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Smaller plug-in AC Purifiers -- Shunyata, iFi, Puron...something else? What do you like?
I now have 4 Purons in my system and found incremental improvement with the addition of each unit. They make for a quieter background that allows more clearly defined, three dimensional images over a broader, deeper soundstage. They also allow mor... 
Swiss Digital Fuse Box - "What headroom sounds like"
I replaced the Purple fuses in my mono tube amplifiers with Swiss Digital Fuse Boxes about two months ago. I was impressed with the lower noise floor, more precisely defined images, and greater bass impact, but it was the increase in overall dynam... 
RCA versus XLR interconnects
I upgraded from a Zesto Andros 1.2 phono stage that only had RCA outputs to a Zesto Andros Deluxe II that has both RCA and XLR output connections. I had been using a 32‚ÄĚ Wywires Diamond RCA interconnect on the Andros 1.2 and used the same cable on... 
Puron Plug-In AC Power Conditioner; Impressions ūüėĀ
@t_ramey¬† I moved one of my 3 Purons from the power distributor that was plugged into the same wall outlet as my Puritan PSM 156 to the first outlet in the PSM 156 and experienced a noticeable improvement in performance as @wig also stated..¬†  
Puron Placement
@ozzy, Good point. I seem to recall you tried placing a Puron in your Audioquest Niagra, but preferred it directly connected to the wall outlet instead. Perhaps different technologies used in various conditioners interact differently with the Pur... 
The best speaker cables you’ve had
About a year and a half ago, I auditioned the Silversmith Fidelium, Townshend¬† F1 Fractal and WyWires Diamond speaker cables in my system over a period of 45 days. At the time, I had been using the Cerious Technologies Graphene¬† Matrix speaker cab... 
Sad songs- We love them- We need them
+1 for Bonnie Raitt's "I Can't Make You Love Me" and Warren Zevon's "Accidentally Like¬† A Martyr". They were at the top of my list.¬† Here are a couple more including a few covers I prefer to the originals: Nils Lofgren- "Little On Up", "I Don't ... 
NSMT = OMG!!
Has anyone been able to compare the NSMT 100 with the GoldenEar Triton Reference speakers? They are both reasonably sized, fairly efficient, full range speakers with powered subs and priced within $2000 of each other. Any details on how they comp... 
Looking for a tube phono pre
Another recommendation for Zesto. I have owned the Andros 1.2 for almost 7 years and have enjoyed it a great deal. It sounds wonderful, has been 100% reliable, is easily adjusted and has the flexibility for loading and gain to accommodate just abo... 
How do you listen?
When measuring the volume level you typically listen to your system, is there a consensus on which frequency weighting to use? I find that C weighting can display a reading between 5-10 dB higher than A weighting depending on how much content belo... 
GR Research NX-Extreme
I heard the NX-Treme speakers at the Lone Star Audio Fest in May 2019.¬†The sound was more three dimensional and holographic than anything I have ever heard before. It felt as though I could get up and walk completely around each individual perform... 
Looking for a great preamp for our store Backert labs vs Wells Audio vs Zesto
I have owned several Audio Research preamps (and amps) in the past, but have owned the Zesto preamp for the past 4 years. I really enjoy the sound, the looks and the reliability of the Zesto. It is very detailed while remaining very musical and ea... 
Wondering about using IsoAcoustics under by GoldenEar Triton One speakers
This is a post of mine in response to a question posted by "grannyring" back on 10-16-2018 regarding IsoAcoustics Gaia Footers that you may find helpful:http://forum.audiogon.com/discussions/love-to-hear-from-current-owners-or-past-users-of-isoaco... 
New power cord needed for speaker with powered subwoofer?
I also have the Triton One speakers. Although I have had excellent results using after market power cords on my electronic components, I wasn't sure how much of a difference they might make on just the woofer amps in the speakers. I found a pair o... 
Love to hear from current owners or past users of Isoacoustics Gaia footers.
I have had the Gaia II footers with carpet spikes under my Goldenear Triton One speakers for about 4 months. I have tried four different spike/cone/footers with these speakers as described below.I originally had the speakers installed in a room wi...