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Dan D'Agostino Pendulum Intergrated review
Question. Just looked it up. I know specs aren’t everything. But they do matter on an amp. If I’m reading it right, the power supply is a relatively low 25,000 uf. It’s not weak, but it sure isn’t a lot for an amp touted as powerful. For compariso... 
Speaker cable options, Audioquest, Black Cat and Canare
I use bananas. Sorry.   
ABX testing with AQ Dragon power cords
So, it’s treason, then….   
Speaker cable options, Audioquest, Black Cat and Canare
I think as long as the cable is heavy gauge, 13 or better, and well made with good connectors that make a tight fit in your terminals, you’ll be fine. If you want to get performance and don’t care about the brand name and bragging rights, blue jea... 
Naim SuperNait 3 vs Simaudio Ace (Hegel?)
Hegels do not run hot at all. They get slightly warm.   
Am I right for this forum?
What has changed is how people now interact after the advent of social media. It’s not limited to any one group or hobby. Our culture is now more about presenting a certain image online than actual discussion and substance. Don’t take it personall... 
New cables...
My experience is that cables make extremely subtle, nearly inaudible differences. If you buy them because they appeal to you aesthetically, or to feel like you’ve ruled out a weak link, and it makes you happy by all means do it. Why not? But expec... 
Aragon Amps any good for Planars?
I had an Aragon 24+ years ago. 😉  
How Is This Possible? Must be Counterfeits
The Chinese don’t honor trademark and intellectual property rights.   
So, I bought a pair of AQ rocket 88, and swapped them with my Supra Quadrax set. My system sounds awesome now. Except it sounded awesome before the switch. And it sounded awesome with the 7 gauge WBC ultimate I had before Supra. So, if there are d... 
power cord for pass 250.8
@audphile1  Why?  
power cord for pass 250.8
You did ask the question can you do better? Maybe ever so slightly. Probability nothing audible but I’m a believer in spending enough to make sure you have no weak links but not buying into the Uber expensive esoteric cords. I absolutely believe ... 
Ethernet cables
I do not believe in audible differences between 2 properly made Ethernet cables of Cat6 or better. What I do believe in is never using the absolute cheapest example either. So I settled on Belden cat 6e. Belden individually tests each cable to ens... 
Wilson Alexia 2
You could save a fortune and get a Hegel h590 for 6k. Will drive them perfectly.   
Stuff You Tried To Love
03-07-2024 at 02:22pm  My Jazz albums / CD's. Especially "Kind of Blue" I've never been able to listen to the whole album because it puts me to sleep. I know one must be a jazz or female vocals guy in order to have an affirmed audiophile card b...