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PURON RESOLVE creates new options for better sound
@normb  have to ask the question NOBODY has thought to mention: why use a slug at all?  Just unsolder and BYPASS the actual fuse slot, socket, clips, clamp or solder  Cause many people don’t want to take the component apart, or know how to sol... 
PURON RESOLVE creates new options for better sound
@audioman58  Where are these L I asked yesterday and the response was they are not even out yet.   how dare they…off with their heads   
PURON RESOLVE creates new options for better sound
@hilde45 That's why the old SNL skit about floorwax/dessert topping is funny. Yes. SNL back in the good old days.    
PURON RESOLVE creates new options for better sound
@hilde45 I think the OP’s post was at worst over-hyped, or at best over-enthusiastic. However some of the responses are no different from the cable naysayers that have never tried the cable they condemn. There is nothing wrong with a healthy dos... 
PURON RESOLVE creates new options for better sound
I wonder how many of the naysayers have tried the plug-in Puron? A no-questions-asked return policy is hardly sleezeball, and having dealt with Mark (4 transactions), if he says the return rate is less than 1%, it is.    
Zavfino and Neotech OCC Interconnect
One thing I would note about Zavfino is they sell direct at low margins, so without the massive distributor/dealer mark-ups they do represent very good value for the money. Like any brand they get better as you move up the line. Their Fusion int... 
Which turntable? Pro-Ject or VPI?
Having stupidly owned a Project RPM 10 Carbon, I can vouch for the shoddy build quality. The tone arm wasn’t much better than the $400 Project Debut TT that proceeded it, including the same anti skating weight dangling from a bit of fishing line.   
Raven Osprey 3.1 vs Leben cs600
No experience with the Leben, but having owned the Osprey I can understand your brothers enthusiasm. I regret selling mine.    
Aurender Model Choices
Cool. As always, everything is room, system and music preference dependent. In my case I have a large open-plan space to fill (no dedicated listening room) so the bigger RELs worked really well for me with the small Harbeth's.   
Aurender Model Choices
...or, try the N150 and add a couple of RELs. In a side by side comparison in my home, my 30.2XDs with 2 REL T/9x's stood up very well against my 40.3's on their own.    
Turntable Cartridge upgrade question.
PS. I have a Black Ice DAC which I'm very happy with, no experience with their phono stages but I'd be tempted to try one if I were you, especially with their 45 day return policy and the direct to consumer model usually means more bang for the bu... 
Turntable Cartridge upgrade question.
Another vote for the Hana ML I think it is a lot of cart for the money. I've moved on from the Hana (sold it for $700 in a couple of days after 18 mths use) but what has remained constant is the GoldNote PS-10 and PSU-10. I'm using the balanced o... 
Signal tube versus power tube, sound impact?
Expensive? Maybe, but I’m some cases how would you compare as he likely has inventory that no one else has? I have returned (exchanged) 1 set with no issues. The way I look at it is value for money: good advice, no concerns about fakes or items ... 
Signal tube versus power tube, sound impact?
Lot's of good suggestions here, although overall maybe a bit confusing/overwhelming (no surprise). Personally I've had good outcomes with the front (small) then back (power) strategy, other than one KT150 based amp as there are no other options b... 
Seeking Opinions on Nordost Cables
Good question @spenav.  2 posts and 1 reply in 13 months. Don't hold your breath.