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Mains Power Cable DIY
You can buy 1-2 meters of Oyaide Black mamba V2 or Furutech cable from ePay (from sellers out of Japan, doubtful it’s chicom counterfeit stuff) for $70 - blood plasma. Plugs? Oyaide P-029 runs around $70, higher-end Oyaide or Furutech double that... 
Not sure for power conditioner my amp or not.
3 days?  I understood SCIENCE (psychoacoustics) has clearly proven auditory memory only lasts seconds to minutes. Equipment always sounds “different” after a day or so, at least to those without the rare “golden ears.”  
Curious Why Benz Micro Slid Into Obscurity
I bought a BM Glider SL from KRON a few years back - got COVID and completely forgot about the cartridge. I paid roughly $600 at the time and thinking there might be a possibility of counterfeiting I contacted the factory via email and was informe... 
The greatest Pop song yet written and recorded.
I was 15 51 years ago when my brother brought this LP home.  I was an instant fan, saw them in concert a handful of times. who doesn’t love “Virginia Plain” from Roxy Music? https://songmeanings.com/songs/view/100219/    
What was your first record?
T-Rex, Electric Warrior. First week it was available. Think I paid something like $1.29 or $1.99 at Kresge’s 5&10 in St. Pete, FL. Got it for a party. Still have it.  
2019 300B tubes that are worth the money?
Holy resurrected dead thread, Batman! @wfowenmd ”I too urge caution in purchasing Sophia 300b tubes. They failed prematurely, but the warranty was honored. I sold the replacements immediately. BTW, they were no sonic substitute for WE originals f... 
Why Can't Modern Tube Manufacturers Make a Proper Tube?
@glennewdick ”I’m willing to bet there were far more failed tubes in the early years then most here would like to admit. just the sheer amount made would dictate to a much larger failure rate then we see today. there” Many years ago, as I was run... 
Is low cost DAC worth it?
I hear you. Just had an appointment with VA audiology and my hearing is actually pretty good up to about 8kHz, I CAN hear 10kHz but only at 60 dB or more. The tinnitus competes with hearing, but my sound discrimination is good enough I listen to ... 
Does it make sense to "ignore low ball offers"?
50% of new if outside warranty always seemed to me to be a reasonable asking point when I’m selling and that’s how I bid when buying. How did I come up with that number? I bought a HK USP40 pistol about 25 years ago. Hated it. Ergonomics, size, ... 
UPS Driver Literally Drops Package with New Hana Umami Red
Well, if it makes you feel better, the warehouse/hub guys were playing soccer with it, so the simple drop from waist high is the least of the G-forces it’s encountered. 🙄  
AI and the future of music
Well, it’s not like anyone has a time machine and can go back in time to kill the person who was inventing the Hurdy-Gurdy. Or the “Jews Harp.” MAN those are annoying… Reminds me of a story about Keith Jarrett’s air of superiority about not usin... 
My Heresy IV at 168 hours w/ a change of tubes.
I came within minutes of calling HiFi Heaven for a return. I bought a pair of Klipsch Heresy IV’s about 2 months ago - same price, fast shipping. Got ‘em connected and placed correctly and… they sounded awful. Thin. Harsh, remote, choked down s... 
Bookshelf Speakers Sitting On Dual Subs?
It seems to work for some people.   https://www.audiogon.com/listings/lisb42g0-goldmund-samadhi-full-range  
Why 432hz Tuning?
@llg98ljk  Someone once told me the definition of “perfect pitch” is tossing an accordion into a dumpster and it lands on a banjo.  
Why do almost all women today hate home audio?
My wife has never really listened to music much. She has a collection of LP’s from the 70s-80’s consisting of John Denver, Barbara Streisand, Joanie Mitchell, Janis Ian, Bread, Dan Fogelberg, some classical, some show tunes - several hundred reco...