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Prospectives on Chi-Fi
Pretty much every electronic in my system is made in China. Aside from the preamp (DIY Pass B1 on a true Pass PCB, but I’m sure some of the Chinese PCB copies are just as good). I own a Chinese DAC (Gustard A18) with a Chinese made transport (Au... 
Questions about Resolving Systems
For me a resolving system is a system that lets you know everything about the recording, warts and all - sometimes it's a blessing sometimes it's a PITA. A resolving system also makes the effect of upgrades or tweaks (cables, power filtering, vib... 
How much does a DAC do the more expensive it is?
I’m on the same track as the OP. I’ve started my audiophile journey around integrated CD players, and not the expensive ones (Kenwood dP7090, Revox B226) then I moved on to the modern transport + DAC, albeit still at the "budget" level (Audiolab 6... 
Interconnect advice needed
This is an incredible, fantastic value cable. Just terminate it with your choice of RCA plugs, using one silver wire for +, one silver wire for -, cutting the drain wire flush at both sides, and connecting the shield only at source end.  It's the... 
Another cable question
Xangsane SP-9001Ag, pure silver conductors, I've made a thread about this cable. It really is amazing - not harsh or thin like bad silver cables can be.   
Xangsane SP-9001AG silver interconnect
@jerryg123 you do you, but you’re missing out on a great cable. Easily as good as / better than a lot of the US or European competition, specially at those Lower end prices. Just because it’s made in China doesn’t mean it’s crap.   @rickysnit ho... 
Xangsane SP-9001AG silver interconnect
@roxy54 let us know how it sounds! After all, there are quite many cables with that kind of shielding geometry, so... you might be pleasantly surprised no matter what my friend thinks!   
Xangsane SP-9001AG silver interconnect
@soix your concerns are understandable but I can tell you, each and every guy I know who's tried it have stopped looking for the perfect cable. My friend has been pushing me to try it for almost two years now, but I was reluctant to change my comp... 
Xangsane SP-9001AG silver interconnect
Guys, not willing to create an argument but, the SP-9001Ag seems to be VERY special. I’m not sure ordering the 9003Ag is the right move. Just because it says "6N" doesn’t mean it sounds better. According to the friend who recommended it to me, the... 
Xangsane SP-9001AG silver interconnect
@roxy54 I haven't tried the other cable, no one I know of has. But I believe there's some magic to that particular geometry and rectangular conductors.   
Why is it that every time, lately, that I'm interested in a thread...
Well, last time I checked it was a post about recommandations for a DAC under 1000$ with sufficient connectics. Nothing borderline. I posted my own recommandations, and a few hours later when I came back to check the post it had been deleted. Happ... 
Do speaker cables really make a difference ?
@thyname in all honestly for the life of me I cannot understand why this cable issue is still so controversial in 2023. I use home brew horn speakers. They were not made by an engineer, don't use expensive drivers, and even tho they bring me a lo... 
External Linear Power Supplies
I have a ZeroZone low noise LPS I bought on AliE a couple years ago, powering the TA2024 amplifier that drives my midrange and treble horns. It's been on 24/7, never got too warm, DC output is extremely stable, never had an issue and more importa... 
UP-OCC solid core copper for speaker cable
After various unsuccessful trials with various wire including Belden 9497 to connect my midrange and high frequencies horn drivers to their passive crossover, I've settled on Neotech UP-OCC solid core 16Ga with teflon insulation. The wire is quite... 
Cable advice
Also it depends on the architecture of the system. I can use a certain interconnect between DAC and preamp, then another between preamp and active crossover; but between active crossover and amplifiers I use the same cables everywhere. I wouldn't ...