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Burn your power cables in PROPERLY with Haglabs Frycorder
@corelli  At this point, after all the shysters, con men, grifters, and thieves have made just about every ridiculous claim about their do-nothing products, we should be pretty wise to the lines.  We shouldn't have to point out that wires and fuse... 
PURON RESOLVE creates new options for better sound
Good grief...yet another sleezeball product that depends on the gullibility of the avid high-end audiophile.  Break out your tin hats, everyone!  
Burn your power cables in PROPERLY with Haglabs Frycorder
@corelli So the speaker wire re-distributors (I won't say manufacturers because they manufacture nothing) tell you that such a product should not be used on their wire, and yet you believe some hokey pseudo-scientific word salad slinger that says ... 
Records and CDs
The other day I visited a store named Newbury Comics in the Danbury Mall in Connecticut.  I was astounding by the number of jazz artists, old and new, that were available on vinyl.  The problem?  The prices...$25, $30, $45, and higher - for record... 
Burn your power cables in PROPERLY with Haglabs Frycorder
US or Australian dollars, it's money better spent elsewhere.  
Crackle and hiss on some albums
I love it when a newbie vinyl user gets hit in the face with the reality of the medium.  New, used or otherwise, any vinyl is very often noisy.  There are pops, clicks, lead-in groove swooshing, warp wow, off-center pressings, etc.  But occasional... 
Suggested Power Cable for Streamer
@anotherbob Sorry, mate, but I do not believe there was ANY objective change in the sound.  Subjectively...well, the brain can be a trickster, can't it.    
Suggested Power Cable for Streamer
@bluethinker Even if you are well-off, $360 does not sound like an "economy oriented" cable.  Take that money and buy music, subscribe to Qobuz for a year, anything but waste it on junk.  The cable that comes with your streamer is more than good e... 
Suggested Power Cable for Streamer
Well we all know that any manufacturer of high fidelity equipment will purposely include a super low-quality power cord so as to show their product in the worst light possible.  But seriously folks!  An expensive 3rd party power cord for a low-cur... 
The Best Bass Ever? A Subwoofer Discovery
For home bookshelf speakers two of my favorite tweaks are stuffing the ports and turning the speakers upside down.  Some pretty dramatic changes occur with these two tweaks - whether they are an improvement or not is up to you.  
Value of a preamp?
I previously felt that the additional circuitry in a preamp could only degrade the integrity of the signal going to the amp, and so for years I used various totally passive preamps, and devices like the Schiit Saga and Freya S that provide passive... 
Can I turn my 2-way Bookshelf speakers 90°…?
It's not ideal for imaging, and the phase relationship with the woofer at the crossover becomes an issue.  But if you don't care about that then go ahead.  
Berkeley Audio Design and MQA?
Some people swore by MQA, as evidenced by the many arguments about it on Facebook, and manufacturers really have to provide what people want.  I'm reminded of Jason Stoddard from Schiit who said that balanced connections don't really provide any b... 
How does bi-wiring work?
Anyone with even a modicum of electronic savvy knows that bi-wiring is nothing but hooey.  Others who argue differently are just displaying their ignorance.    
Cable Break In for the Naysayers
Who is the bigger fool: The fool, or the fool that fools himself?