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Need to recap my Classe Audio DR-8 Amps - need suggestions
@georgeab Thanks George. Much appreciated.Dave 
Need to recap my Classe Audio DR-8 Amps - need suggestions
I have two DR-9s and wholeheartedly agree with kacomess that these “authentic” Dave Reich-designed amps are special and worth the trouble to restore/prolong their lives. I bought each from two different sellers. One was box-stock original and one ... 
Any one try the new Synergistic Research BLUE UEF Duplex receptacle?
I see that you are off your meds again.Dave 
Aurender N100H vs N10
I had a similar experience until I moved up to better cords and cables. My point is that improving the inputs and ancillaries will optimize the sound quality from the gear one has now as well as gear upgrades down the road. I think it is a tragedy... 
Aurender N100H vs N10
Hi _ent,Of the power cords I have tried, here is my ranking of sound quality when paired with the N100H:1) Verastarr Statement III Gold/Silver Hybrid HC2) Verastarr Statement II Gold/Silver Hybrid HC3) Verastarr Statement III Silver4) Verastarr St... 
Aurender N100H vs N10
Hi _ent,The OCXO crystal clock in the N10 is probably the biggest sonic upgrade from the N100H.The streamer/renderer/server product segment is starting to improve rapidly in technology, features, interfaces, and simplicity so I am choosing to stic... 
Perfect Path Technologies: Omega E mat
@davidpritchard, I just installed the SR Blue receptacle in place of the Black and, straight out of the box, I am awestruck at the level of improvement compared to the Black, Teslaplex SE, & all other receptacles I have tried and even relative... 
Any one try the new Synergistic Research BLUE UEF Duplex receptacle?
Wow! Thanks labtec! I was blind but now I see. I was lost but now I am found. Now, if only my ears would cooperate with my newfound sense of irrational denial...Dave 
Apogee Duetta Signature Series II - Upgrade Recommendations
parker,If you want to pm me, I can put you in touch with some long-term Apogee owners/experts that can answer your questions about any model and also provide recommendations re: restoration providers.Dave 
The Magnificent Magnepan 30.7 speakers....wait, I don’t like planars!
Very well could be the case, daveyf. I would estimate the room was 20’ x 25’ x 10’, with the speakers positioned on the short wall about 5 feet out. There was a large opening in the wall opposite the speakers. Acoustical treatment was minimal, jus... 
The Magnificent Magnepan 30.7 speakers....wait, I don’t like planars!
I honestly regret being the contrarian here but a good buddy and I attended the demo here in Houston yesterday and we both felt there was something seriously amiss with the sound. Not sure what the culprit was (all gear seemed to be very high cali... 
Power Rating: Onkyo vs Yamaha
The difference is in the power supply. The Onkyo is rated into 4 ohms and the Yamaha is not. The latter is a tell-tale sign of a weak power supply (at least for a Class A/B amps). Onkyo products have always had more robust power supplies and deliv... 
Amp upgrade from Ayre V-5xe
techno_dude,Clarity is not the issue, asserting opinion as fact is and that seems to be your way. Hopefully, readers here are astute enough to temper those types of statements with proper caution, ie #ignore.Dave 
Review: Synergistic Research resolution Refference X2 active Interconnect
Hi Steve,Those cables were the premium line of the first gen of the SR Active shielding cables, the immediate predecessor to the Tesla series. Pretty good sounding cables even today.You may find some comps here:https://www.usedcable.com/catalogsea... 
This reminds me of the conversation in Latin between Doc Holiday and Johnny Ringo at the Oriental, but here one participant could be Ike Clanton with 25 posts. maritime, can you do twirling tricks with your pistol, too? My money is on Doc btw.Dave