mitch2

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Cable Break In for the Naysayers
@ozzy  "The Naysayers opinion on cable breakin is probably due to the system that is used (and perhaps the ears) is not revealing enough. And/if you progress through this hobby with better equipment, cables and the breakin will be more apparent... 
If I wanted to make my own speaker cables, is this a good choice for wire?
I have tried so many wires over the years and currently own PCOCC stranded (Furutech), PCOCC solid core (Harmonic Technology), solid core braided silver (HGA), and others here that I occasionally swap out just for fun. I can honestly say, that I ... 
Cable Break In for the Naysayers
Yeah, the measurement thing can be a real dichotomy in that it would be nice for both measurements and listening experiences to match, either both good or both bad, but alas, that too often doesn't seem to be the case with this audio stuff. I hav... 
Looking for 200 watt Amp to drive Dynaudio Heritage speakers
Yeah, I see that now, that they are rated at 4 ohms. However, the OP wasn’t clear about which 100 watt amplifier made them sound "a little anemic", which is what caused him to be looking at amplifiers offering twice the power. Owning relatively ... 
Looking for 200 watt Amp to drive Dynaudio Heritage speakers
"The Dynaudio Heritage Special speakers require power to open up. Driven at 100 watts, they sound a little anemic and the treble dominates at lower levels." Your comment in the OP is probably the reason they were not recommended, because they a... 
Hattor Audio preamps?
I believe they still offer SMD Vishay, Amtrans AMRT or AMRG, and Takeman REX (carbon) or REY (metal), at least in the Hattor line.  I suggest emailing Arek directly to discuss possibilities for your specific project.  My first Khozmo passive had ... 
Hattor Audio preamps?
@bornagainaudio "- is there a simple answer?" Sort of. Two companies run by the same guy (Arek Kallas) from Warsaw Poland, offering a couple of different types of discrete resistor volume controls, but Hattor has the more upscale, complex pro... 
Cable Break In for the Naysayers
"I just experienced cable break in again firsthand." I suggest changing "experienced" to "perceived".  
What makes One Music Server Sound Better than Another?
@krell_fan1  "I believe this thread is which SERVER sounds best, as opposed to which STREAMER?"  You are correct that the original intent was about servers not streamers, but not so much about which server sounds best as about trying to unders... 
I want to replace the router/modem Comcast with a high quality for streaming
@ghdprentice - Xfinity just left after helping integrate my new Arris SURFboard T25 DOCSIS 3.1 Cable Modem, which doubled my internet speed over what I was getting with the previous modem.  Speed Test showed well over 500 Mbps now, which is certai... 
Looking for 200 watt Amp to drive Dynaudio Heritage speakers
If you can stretch your budget, these monoblocks may provide a nice sound quality at a very easy to carry weight.  They come with Pelican-type cases so they are easy and safe to transport. For much less money at 250 wpc/8 ohms, look at these, als... 
I want to replace the router/modem Comcast with a high quality for streaming
After reading this thread, I checked my actual internet speed compared to what I am paying for and found it to be only about half what it was supposed to be.  The Comcast/Xfinity website was helpful by showing that my modem is outdated, the non-Xf... 
Whats playing on your system today?
Ally Venable - Blues Caravan 2023 (Live)  
I want to replace the router/modem Comcast with a high quality for streaming
@lalitk  "I have taken a single feed from my Comcast modem to my switch which then feeds my three connected devices (DAC, Streamer and Content Server)."  That is exactly what works for me.  The server is connected to the switch as are two sepa... 
I want to replace the router/modem Comcast with a high quality for streaming
@hce1  "But, the TP link gaming router delivered significantly better audio and video services than any of the other three." I am curious, would you describe specifically how the TP link gaming router made your audio system sound better (i.e.,...