mitch2

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Whats playing on your system today?
John Lee Hooker, Don't Look Back  
Speaker isolation - spikes on puck, springs, sorbothane
@adsell The word "these" is a clickable link. I just tried it and for me it opens a page on Amazon. Let me know if that doesn’t work for you.  
Ethernet cables
You asked, so my answer is no. I doubt anyone here has honestly heard a difference they could reliably distinguish on sonics alone. Some might say use CAT 8 because of the additional shielding but I am even skeptical of that. As a mid-point betwee... 
Speaker isolation - spikes on puck, springs, sorbothane
You are likely to get as many suggestions as posts. My suggestion is to give these a try.  They will give you an introduction to decoupling/isolating, and it may be the only $28 you need to spend.  Think about weight distribution, total weight, a... 
The Psychology of Constant (Equipment) Change
this is PC that I was told costs over $1K new!!! Can't say I am shocked.  The shield is interesting though.  I have never seen so little material on a shield.  Looks like about a 20% shield, with two of the small wires connected to the iec - th... 
The Psychology of Constant (Equipment) Change
@audio_is_subjective64 - I think you mostly nailed it with your first answer, FOMO, Fear of Missing Out. Although some buy for the variety, or for real sonic upgrades, audiophiles are conditioned by audio equipment marketing that is based on the n... 
The time has come and I request advice...
Also nice to have the ability to make playlists.  
The time has come and I request advice...
@jbuhl - great point and list! You asked what other features you might be missing so, I don’t believe I saw anything about how your system can continue playing the genre of music you were just listening to, after your specific selections have fin... 
The time has come and I request advice...
It’s nice not having a monthly fee. A small win, until I think about Tidal, Qobuz, internet, television, Sirius, etc. etc.   I used to think $30 a month for cable tv was a lot! 🤔  
The time has come and I request advice...
@ghdprentice  There is a question of how long it will take… but the time will not be measured in decades but likely a few years. Any thoughts on what that might look like?  Would Roon be likely to migrate users to a new platform in order to ma... 
Rigid outlets for Heavy cables
@jea48  I appreciate the effort but no, I didn't buy one. In addition to looking "funky" as Eric described it, it also looked heavy.  If you have $100, you can still purchase the Sonore Power Cord Support or the Shunyata - Cable Cradle Wall Plat... 
Rigid outlets for Heavy cables
@bigwave1  I had looked at the John Bring interview with TAS and S’phile show report, but apparently John’s his 3D printer is out of business because the website goes nowhere. @erik_squires  Nice 90-degree plug but unfortunately I own too many ... 
Rigid outlets for Heavy cables
Nice work Eric! I have used them and they work well. Now find me a simple plastic outlet cover with a cradle to support heavy power cords, that doesn’t cost a stupid $100, like this one or this one.  
Whats playing on your system today?
Charles Lloyd & The Marvels + Lucinda Williams, Vanished Gardens  
Moving into an apartment with wood joist floors - worried about neighbors hearing
The Townshend stuff should work or, you could try the platinum silicone hemispherical isolation pads from Hudson HiFi available in many sizes on Amazon.  Don't be fooled by the low cost.