ivanj

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One of the best HDMI cable?
I like the inexpensive powered HDMI cables from Monoprice - Redmere? May have the name wrong.I paid $xxxx for an HDMI cable with magic wire from a dealer for my universal player to my flatscreen The thing wouldn't even pass a signal. I used the st... 
Fake Goertz Cable ???
I don't understand why a Zobel network is required on any cable that is properly constructed with a properly built amp. Sounds like a mismatch to me.I'd move on. 
Tri-Planar Vll "SE Upgrade"
Nandric, "I even use the anti-skate test in order to get some impression aboutthe ''inside force'' . One can't get those 80 or 90 microns valueswithout increaising of the anti-skate force . The right channel start with distortion first and need c... 
Get my turntable fixed or buy a new one?
I like the idea of using the 320 for mono records and getting a suspended, perhaps vacuum SOTA with at least the Rega 330 arm (dynamic balance) with a neutral to warm MC cartridge. I don't know the PARA phono preamp so I don't know if you need a h... 
Tips on dealing with audio dealers
hifiman2015-You've made some great points but they need a bit of honing and expansion."A home builder type boutique type of shop doesn't make much profit but a small to medium sized business even with low volumes but sells world wide can have a h... 
Aesthetix vs ARC
lumniscape, which speakers and cables are you using, if you please? 
Sanders 10B Electrostatic
Albert,Try the Carver Crimson/Raven 350 Wpc Mono Blocks, save money. 10 year warranty on tubes and the amps. Get off the ARC upgrade go-round. While he's at it get the new crossover.for $1200 - PM me if you are interested. 
Long XLR Interconnect Cables
Long (balanced) cables from source to amp with short speaker wires is the way to go, especailly if you can put sources in another room. Less vibration. 
Looking at a new non-SACD player, but still own lots of SACDs
Wait until the OPPO UDP205 comes out.┬áThe problem with used CD/SACD player is the transport subsystem has a limited life. Do you want that? Therefore consider buying a new one.With my 105, the OPPO will play SACDs in native mode. You can convert t... 
Recommend a SS amp for my new Vandersteen Quatro CT
Full disclosure on the above. I am in the industry. 
Recommend a SS amp for my new Vandersteen Quatro CT
Consider selling the ARC equipment on A'gon. Two suggestions: One: I'd get a Sanders Sound Systems Preamp and Magtech Power amp. One can't beat either one. The former has a wonderful Universal 450 Remote Control that comes pre-programmed for the p... 
Audio Magazine Annual Equipment Directories
I would be interested and would be happy to pay for shipping. The ones I do not need I would donate to the Audio History Library, a non-profit. I have already donated some old mags and 78s and am scheduled to see the Director soon. My zip code is ... 
Oppo 105D versus Benchmark Dac 2 ?
If you need to play silver disks and/or video, then the OPPO. If you don't and need analog preamplifier functions, the DAC 2 or the new DAC 3. With either you can listen to Redbook CDs or higher resolution formats to a very high standard indeed. W... 
Should I consider the newer Audio Research pre & power amps, when I play records not CD's
As the far as the B&O goes I believe there are folks who refurbish these. After the hiatus you'll at least want to clean or preferably replace the belts. Soundsmith in NY, I think, has a line of replacement cartridges. As far as a phono preamp... 
Should I consider the newer Audio Research pre & power amps, when I play records not CD's
If you are looking at tube amplifiers I would consider the Bob Carver Corporation Crimson/Raven Mono Bloc 350. They have a 10 year guarantee on tubes. ARC has a 90 day guarantee. All the amplifiers are handmade with point to point wiring. The are ...