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Smaller plug-in AC Purifiers -- Shunyata, iFi, Puron...something else? What do you like?
@wokeuptobose Yes, it was from Mark  
Smaller plug-in AC Purifiers -- Shunyata, iFi, Puron...something else? What do you like?
I have 2 Purons and have just purchased 2 more.  They clearly make a difference.  The nice aspect is that this isn't one or the other.  The Purons compliment power conditioners and work well as a stand alone.  My initial two Purons went into the d... 
Favorite Obscure Rock Song
Wild dogs-Tommy Bolin off of Teaser  
How long does it take your tube amp to warm up?
My VAC gear sounds decent after 5 minutes, but incrementally improves over the next 2 hours.  I warm everything up at once and play LP's that I don't totally engage me or are a new purchase at lower levels for several sides.  The other question is... 
Anyone else using slugs instead of fuses? Comments on metals used and sound please
I am a big fan of the Sluggos.  It makes most sense to me to have a Swiss Digital Fuse box behind them though.  While the odds of disaster are low, if it can happen, it will eventually.  Also, they can be reset, so it's the last fuse I will ever h... 
Off axis cloud placement
@theaudiotweak What an interesting concept.  Which fan has the biggest influence.  I have ceiling fan, but its blades are only 40".  No space behind me for another fan.  Why no titanium oxide in the blade treatment? @designsfx Since my last post,... 
What is your most fond musical memory.
I have several. -Meeting Ringo. I thanked him for all the marvelous music and he thanked ME for being a lifelong fan.  On bad days, I remind myself that I met a Beatle. -I had an opportunity to golf with Dicky Betts and Les Dudek about 20 years ... 
Question about suitable fuse metals
@lcherepkai  Yes, it does.  Mark Schifter can supply a high quality 1 ft cord called a pigtail (or Piggy) which works well with set up.  He also has a variety of high quality metal sluggos that clearly changes the audio presentation.  I've tried a... 
Question about suitable fuse metals
There is way to get the best of both worlds.  The Swiss digital fuse box uses a variety of solid metal sluggos with a digital fuse box between the wall and device.  This is a relatively new product, but to the best of my knowledge there have been ... 
What is the science behind audiophile fuses?
Certain things (at least at this point) cannot be measured in order to provide data that can be interpreted by independent observers demonstrating ironclad proof of an effect or lack thereof.  It doesn't mean there is no effect.  A foolproof test ... 
Vinyl Lovers
I prefer discogs to eBay for the simple reason that you can select the exact pressing you desire.  Santa Monica pressings apparently bypassed the inferior vinyl issue of the 70's.  I did use eBay for several years, but no longer.  Another caveat i... 
Are your listening levels healthy? Doing damage?
@emergingsoul Best of luck on your new business adventure.  I'm sure many homeowners will be interested in a low noise lawn service.  
Are your listening levels healthy? Doing damage?
This is an important topic for all of us.  I have Decibel x on my iphone and try to keep below 85db, minus occasional peaks in low 90s.  I have used the app for a lot of day to day sounds and have been stunned.  Riding in traffic is close to 85 db... 
Lush and Romantic Tube Amps
@fthompson251  I have 2 VAC signature 200 IQ mono blocks and I agree with your assessment.  Nice and rich, but not "syrupy".  With KT 150's they really sing and have a lot of lower end punch. No one would confuse this with solid state, except for... 
Building a 100 album vinyl collection 3 must have albums are?
I'll add 3 that haven't been mentioned and could be my desert lp's.  These aren't my top three, but so many of my fav's have already been mentioned.  All are awesome discs with great content throughout. Tommy Bolin -Teaser Santana III- one of th...