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Why is solid state more popular when tubes are better?
If you need good channel separation, full range frequency response, big dynamics, fast transients, and tight and powerful sub-bass, as much modern and electronic does, tubes don't really do that.    
New release - Shunyata Omega interconnects and speaker cables
I’ve had the Omega XLRs for 5-6 weeks. They are extremely transparent, and despite the different conductor material they are alot like the Sigma v2 in house sound, but more balanced frequency response, more detail, and less noise. Pretty much any ... 
New Synergistic Master Fuse
I got an SR Purple to complement the Master Fuse in my two fuse HM1 amp, and I was really surprised with the result. I had been using two M1s, then Master Fuse+M1, and now Master Fuse+Purple. Let me say, these two go together like peanut butter an... 
New Synergistic Master Fuse
Update on Master Fuse, after 250+ hours of settling I can really tell what it is doing. It is a little more detailed than the M1, much more expansive in terms of sound stage, and slightly more 3D and colorful. That trickiness of this fuse is that ... 
New Synergistic Master Fuse
I just popped one of these into my Zähl HM1 headphone amp next to an Audio Magic M1. Definitely a different sound, very wide and big soundstage, lots of bass punch. So far a little more resolution than the M1 and a surprising amount of color. I'... 
Has anyone tried the new Synergistic Research UEF Performance Enhancer - Ethernet Filter?
Ok, so after a day or two I originally removed both UEF Enhancers and had a mind to send them back, because what I was hearing was a bit analytical and lacking body.   Anyway, the sales rep talked me I to letting them burn in for another 150 hou... 
New Synergistic Master Fuse
I’m a bit curious as it sounds like these fuses are meant to be used in tandem with the less expensive but more "musical" Purple and Orange fuses. I can understand this, in a few components I found Purple to be absolutely tubby and midrange satura... 
Has anyone tried the new Synergistic Research UEF Performance Enhancer - Ethernet Filter?
Ok, after a long wait (maybe some back order or shipping error) I finally received two of the UEF Enhancers. As noted above, I dont generally stream my audio, but my streamer is connected to the network. First, yes these do change the sound. I fo... 
I feel bad for Generation X and The Millennial's
I'm a millennial, and honestly there is a lot of truth to what you are saying. My friends and I listen heavily to records from the 60s to the 80s. I remember a lot of cool music growing up in the 90s, and post 2000 you really have to look hard for... 
Has anyone tried the new Synergistic Research UEF Performance Enhancer - Ethernet Filter?
I ordered two of these and they should arrive some time next week. I've had good luck with SRs somewhat unconventional products in the past (fuses and ECTs). On the other hand, my ethernet setup is on the other side of an optical network bridge (E... 
High Fidelity Cable replaces NPS 1260
Thinking of the question whether Q45T adds clarity or tonal density: IMO it doesn't add anything, it takes away gunk, noise, glare, crosstalk etc. so the natural stereo imaging, detail, and tone color come through. Similar to using SR fuses or Shu... 
The New Synergistic Research Purple Fuses
Mine is finally broken in. Generally sounds great, but bass and low midrange are quite tubby and exaggerated which eats up a lot the soundstage. The bass rides way up into the midrange and is quite heavy handed and very weighty. It doesn't sound m... 
High Fidelity Cable replaces NPS 1260
That's a good suggestion. I've got one coated plug in each zone of my Denali v2 distributor and I could try coating the other outlets in there. I was just a little concerned about the AC outlet and residue because I rent currently, and was just im... 
High Fidelity Cable replaces NPS 1260
My god. How is this possible?! Put some Q45T on my power cables and fuses, and wow. Someone may have mentioned it, but are there any potential health hazards from the ingredients, having residue around/in outlets etc.?    
The New Synergistic Research Purple Fuses
At 100 hours I’d still say the Purple has significantly more weight and bass than the Orange, and perhaps less air up top. Overall audio quality is better, though. And yeah, as with some other audio products it does give me the effect of being ab...