davetheoilguy

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When to choice XLR over RCA ICs.
@atmasphere  Thanks for the information re: jury rigging XLR/balanced connection.  I may do so. I became interested in the topic because I have (and love) a VPI Avenger Titan turntable with a Fat Boy tone arm.  The Avenger has a separate unit wh... 
Lumin Hifi Rose or Aurender
@efoo  I tried out the Aurender and the Rose and was not overwhelmed.  They are excellent, but not what I would expect from a true stand-alone streamer. I ended up going with the Lumin U1, which is (I understand) substantially the same unit as t... 
When to choice XLR over RCA ICs.
Literally everything in my system except the turntable have balanced connections, and I’d do that, too if I could find a turntable Inlike that was balanced.  (Pro-ject has some new ones, but I’ve never seen them in person.) Nothing fancy.  Made w... 
Holiday Habits and Pleasures
Front windows burning bright. Put up two this year.  
Holiday Habits and Pleasures
Can’t say I’m in the holiday spirit.   This mornings discussion was “ time to put out the menorah.”  Normally quite fun, friends and family, a rotating 8 day party.  A lot of fun. this year, a time when our college daughter legitimately afraid ... 
Tidal or Qobuz
Does anyone know where their respective servers are? I wouldn’t be surprised if the difference of opinion relates more to data sped and loss and corruption getting  to where the listener is located than anything.  This is not necessarily geograph... 
What was the first power cable that you noticed a difference in the sound?
@tennisdoc56  I tend to agree with you that there is no valid scientific explanation re: much of the wire claims.  That said: 1.  Several sub assemblies (e.g., transformers and most digital products) spit out a lot of noise that can, indeed, tra... 
Acoustically Treating a Bomb Shelter
@scottwheel  I do have REW software, a mic, and a mic stand, but in process of figuring out the software. @thecarpathian  Yes, the space is heated and cooled, but really maintains a pretty constant temperature without help at 67F, very dry.  Th... 
What was the first power cable that you noticed a difference in the sound?
Oh, caveat #4,  all my interconnects (excepting coming off the turntable) are XLR fully balanced, so less susceptible to interference.  
What was the first power cable that you noticed a difference in the sound?
With one exception, I’ve never noticed a difference. The exception is the power supply running from the controller on my turntable that runs to motors (VPI Avenenger Titan).  It ran very close to the cables coming off my tone arm and created a di... 
Floating ground in the apt. Building
Sorry for the multiple posts, but is the ground in the plugs hooked to the metal conduit? Or are we talking just a hot and neutral?  Knob and tube?  
Floating ground in the apt. Building
I’m still trying to figure out how a three prong outlet without a grounding wire passes inspection.  I’d really start to worry about what else is wrong in that building. And move to heck out so we don’t have to read about you dying in a fire.  
Upgrading cd player
@68pete   +1 on the Esoteric K-03XD. For those that don’t know, Esoteric is the bleeding edge best subsidiary of TEAC. I think it’s a passion project of one of the Toyota heirs, as I can’t see how it possibly makes money. The K-03 has a reall... 
Entry CD player question?
@wyoboy  The easiest, of course, is to crack one open and look at the sticker on the transport. But, assuming that is not an option, a little Google-Fu can get you there.  The manuals are generally on-line and a little deep reading of the legal ... 
Acoustically Treating a Bomb Shelter
Just to update:  talked with a number of audio room advisors who offer consulting services. Most are just pushing their particular products.  One, in particular, who I'll call "Dennis" was particularly abhorrent example of the acoustic field.  H...