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Recommendations for really well-recorded music for high-end audio system demo
Uninvited - Alanis Morissette  To Sheila - Smashing Pumpkins  Dire Straits - Money for Nothing (or almost any of their stuff)  
ultrasound record cleaning machine damaged my records
That doesn’t make sense. Something cannot be "well known" and undisclosed at the same time. Sure it can. Based on the specs it can be a well known RCM. If I said I'm having trouble with my amp and don't want to say what the make is but it has p... 
ABX testing with AQ Dragon power cords
@hdm  yeah all of my TakeFive stuff was cryogenicallly treated (by default by the vendor) and had the optional burn-in (it was cheap, wth). Funny thing, in this thread the power cables were referred to as "stock cables". Whatever.  
ABX testing with AQ Dragon power cords
No, I have no account on ASR. My room is square but treated and is vastly better sounding than when it was untreated. My McIntosh/Lumin/Pure Fidelity gear seems like it should be able to resolve properly. If my ears are bad then so are the ears of... 
ABX testing with AQ Dragon power cords
So mclinnguy came over with his cables so we could experiment and see what differences we could hear. Initially we listened to the system as it was, Mogami 3104 speaker wires, Mogami 2549 XLR cables & Powerline 10 awg power cords with Furutech... 
ABX testing with AQ Dragon power cords
Boy the gatekeeping on this cables topic is intense.  
ABX testing with AQ Dragon power cords
None that I could hear. I've been told that it's because of my shitty construction grade outlet.  
ABX testing with AQ Dragon power cords
It's working out fine. I've toed them out a touch and moved them a bit closer to the wall, still about 52" from the wall to center of the speaker.  
ABX testing with AQ Dragon power cords
Btw, I returned the Dragons yesterday via Canada Post... same way I shipped back the Transparent cables. I'm not going to accept any more free trials as the cost of shipping & insurance is too much. So far it's cost me $350 Cdn mainly because ... 
ABX testing with AQ Dragon power cords
Ha, it takes no courage to anonymously discuss an experience with strangers. Audphile1 began a little rough but came around and offered some helpful info in the end. I appreciate comments from all, those who agree with me and those who don’t. I tr... 
ABX testing with AQ Dragon power cords
Not when it's a 5 hour drive to your house from the store. Initially he said he would come when the equipment arrived but through our discussions he asked if I was ok to set it up. There was a local rep for Pure Fidelity that came out to set up th... 
ABX testing with AQ Dragon power cords
Yes, but only with the Dragons. I'm returning them on Tuesday so I plan to listen to them for 2 days and then swap back for a couple.  
ABX testing with AQ Dragon power cords
I guess that's why blind comparisons are better.  
ABX testing with AQ Dragon power cords
I'd been considering a PS Audio 12 or AQ Niagara 5000.  
ABX testing with AQ Dragon power cords
Way ahead of you. I already moved them both to the wall and compared again. No change in sound but I'll continue tomorrow. But it's a power bar, the two units draw <2 amps, nothing else but this system is on the circuit, how is it being choked?...