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Graphene Sluggo - Unlocking Sonic Scenery
For those that are into the fuse replacement game AND the cable replacement game it seems you  need to buy a sluggo (graphene cost $276 Cdn), the SDFB $547 Cdn plus another high end power cord. I mean if you already have an AQ Hurricane High cord ... 
Don't do anything!
I've heard of these kinds of experiences. So  you're saying that today you play some music & believe that it sounds noticeably better than it did yesterday? Or this month sounds better than last month? I have no idea how it's possible to hear ... 
Graphene Sluggo - Unlocking Sonic Scenery
Wouldn't it make more sense to skip the sluggo, wire around the fuse & just get the SDFB? Mind you, if the existence  of a fuse & the corresponding hardware impedes the flow of electricity, what's the effect of whatever mechanism the SDFB ... 
Do your ears deceive you?
We don't typically listen under blind conditions.  If an improvement is perceived, and it is unshakable under normal listening conditions, then it works for you. So you'd be ok owning expensive cables if you knew that if you were blindfolded yo... 
Recommend an MC cartridge
I ordered an Etsuro Blue Cobalt & AnalogMagik software package with smartTractor.   
Do your ears deceive you?
I believe if you invited a group of non-audiophiles to your home for a cable shootout, many of them would not perceive the difference between cables, though some percentage might.  Similarly I believe if you invited a group of audiophiles for a... 
Recommend an MC cartridge
I've arranged to have whatever cart I buy sent directly to WAM for analysis and then returned to me with some Wally Tools.  
Recommend an MC cartridge
https://www.diyaudio.com/community/threads/a-very-bad-sound-smith-retipping-experience.374315/ There was another but I can't find it right now. From that link: I asked Sound-smith for a refund of $450 paid for the service, just to be accused th... 
Recommend an MC cartridge
Regarding Soundsmith I have read about a few bad experiences with very new carts having issues and the owner being left out in the cold.   
Recommend an MC cartridge
I was considering the MSL Hyper Eminent EX which sells for about $5,500 US.  
Discount on Internet order
In this case the MSRP from Whest is roughly $10,000 US. And based on this vendor's quote, his cost is $5,500. I have been led to believe that margins on audio equipment are much lower.  
Discount on Internet order
My bad, I confused 2 models. Still a high margin. It's the Whest 60Se Pro. In the US retail is $10,000, offered for $8,500, apparent cost is $5,500. Brand new, in sealed box. But as a result of the new Whest models I ordered a new Whest Titan Pro ... 
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.