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Adcom GFP-750 Modfication Question
Improvements are as described by Lmack and Ritteri. I would not recommend just swapping out the caps yourself since the values used by Stan are not exactly the same as used by the mfg. However, the improvements are noticible immediately and the un... 
Just got a BAT VK1000 ?
I also use the VK500 w/bat pack, and have found it to be a very nice amp. Solid low end, smooth highs and a fairly liquid midrange for SS. However, my Alon V/Circe speakers are voiced for tubes and I am considering ASL Hurricanes as a potential up... 
Just wondering
OK Fatparrot, no problem, but if I accidently by mistake send you a check for $45,000, would you please return the balance of $40,500 in cash??? 
Sound Anchor Stands...worth the money?
I have used both standard B&W 803 SA stands, and custom made SA stands for my Alon V's, in both cases a great product; adds mass and focus across entire frequency spectrum, and protects the bottom of your speakers from vacuums, etc. Great peop... 
hardwood floors and spikes
Cone coasters by Sound Anchor. Nice looking stainless, with a small divot for the spike and stuff on the bottom so you can slide them around easily when you need to. 
Need Help with Technical Question
Not a good idea without damaging something. A better move would be to purchase one of the available high quality two channel preamps with a HT pass through. Look at BAT preamps, Muse 3 sig, and at a lower price point, Adcom GFP750. There are other... 
Acarian Systems Black Orpheus Speaker Cable
Using them tri-wired with Alon V Mk II+ and I doubt I would better them anywhere near the price. They were substantially better than AQ Type 4+ and DH Labs T-14/Q-10 in a tri-wire set up. BTW, the DH Labs were pretty good wires for the price. I li... 
DH labs q-10?
Q-10 sounds good. I had it bi wired with T-14 on B&W (quite synergistic) and tri-wired on my Alon V's. I ultimately went with Alon's Black Orpheus, which provided a more textured sound, more accurate tonal quality, deeper bass, and more open s... 
DAC attack ?
Muse makes DVD players, which are very good for playback of redbook CD's. My Muse Model 9 Signature sounds as good as the CD-only players I have heard, plus you get the benefits of DVD video and DVD-Audio playback. Tonal quality and soundstaging a... 
hifi as investment?
IMHO audio would be a terrible investment, or alternate currency, compared to mutual funds, the stock market, real estate, or investing in classes or an advanced degree to further yourself in your chosen profession. Most of us are in this because ... 
Best method for 2 sets of speakers from 1 system?
Thanks for the responses so far, and for the link. I checked out the link, and it did indicate the selector box compensated for impedance and capacitance when running more than one pair of speakers. It also indicated that the "direct" output would... 
Audiophile pre-amps with home theater pass through
Adcom GFP 750 (good) at about $700 =/- used, or Muse Model 3 Signature (significantly betters the Adcom) at about $2300 new (you will not likely find it used). The BAT SS pre amps like VK40 I believe have it, and the tube units have the unity gain... 
Looking for an amazing preamp under $700 used
The Audible Illusions L-1 would probably be a good choice. The Meitner also has a strong following. However, I believe those two must be used single ended (rca connectors) and neither have processor loops. If you want the choice of balanced or sin... 
Review: Cardas Golden Reference Interconnect
Since my post on this a year ago, I have seen a lot of system changes and have finally settled in on golden reference balanced ic's from CD to pre and from pre to amp. The sound is detailed, but rich and textured, and never harsh. The soundstage i... 
Which Universal DVD has the best CD Transport?
Muse Model 10 plays CD, DVD, DVD-A, CDR, and the standard layer of SACD. I use a Model 9 Signature (CD,DVD, & DVD-A) which sounds terrific on redbook CD's, as well as DVD-A's. Kevin Halverson of Muse says the 10 offers even better playback for...