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Change of sound with Deoxit G100
@mulveling I went through those few minutes: "crap... is that how my electronics actually sound?" then I remembered how sensitive my system is to the most minute changes and to settling down and burn-in phenomenons (I mean those are so easy to hea... 
Ideal power cord lengths?
@nyev I recall having read that there was a minimum length for power cords, and that would be roughly 1,5m. Under that length some of the benefits would be lost. I just go with that recommandation every time I buy a power cord, but I haven't direc... 
OK...here's another tweak that really works
Whenever I have new components or capacitors or cables to burn-in, I just go to Youtube and search for "burn in tracks". There are actually many, they are free to use, some of them are very long (more than an hour) and they work. I try to alternat... 
What is your take on high efficient speakers vs. low efficient speakers?
My speakers are home-brew, look like Klipsch Lascala on steroids, average sensitivity is 105dB and I tri-amp with an analogue active crossover (subs, bass/low mids, mids/treble)   For me the micro and macro dynamics associated with high sensitiv... 
Footers- Break In? Such A Change.
@ozzy  and I have to add, I don't believe it was all in my head. I know sometimes being tired or moody changes your perception of sound, you may think the sound is harsh or lacks musicality for example... BUT not when it comes to bass. Bass is tan... 
Footers- Break In? Such A Change.
@ozzy Well, I’m happy I found this thread, because I had a similar experience and I’m still busy playing with the decoupling of my system, I’ve been busy with it for a couple of weeks now, swapping various footers and trying to get the right bal... 
DSP vs. active analog crossover vs. passive analog crossover. What is your take?
For me it's analogue active. After the digital to analogue conversion, adding another conversion to digital then to analogue again doesn't seem transparent. I know, DSP allows for things that an analogue crossover will never allow you to do, impor... 
Suggestions for high efficiency speakers?
If you have the budget, definitely consider Klipsch Cornwall IV, or the latest versions of the LaScala (which need a bigger room and possibly subs)  
outboard crossover users, how important is the hook up wire from crossover to drivers.
In my system (fully horn-loaded) I've first experimented with Belden but was never happy with their presentation. I find the Belden wire to be slightly rough and lacking transparency. I've replaced it with solid core Neotech UP-OCC connecting wir... 
New Klipsch Conwalls (IV)
I've had the opportunity to spend a couple of hours listening to the CWIV in a less than ideal setting (smallish room), driven by a very high end tube amp (forgot the brand, price was around 12000 for an integrated) It still is to this day one of... 
Class D amplifier with TPA 3250 board
@kokakolia yeah but you chose to get the cheapest of the bunch, which is fine, but you might have gotten a better volume pot AND more bass (to be honest I'm surprised about the lack of bass, but of course in the end 10 watts is just 10 watts) with... 
Class D amplifier with TPA 3250 board
@kokakolia I was in Italy on vacation and somehow was unable to answer any post here on Audiogon from my phone (which is actually very annoying, I can only do it on my laptop) I'm glad, and not really surprised, that you like your new class D che... 
Monstrous power cables
@jerryg123 there's merit in what you wrote but this is an audiophile forum, hence we are mostly hear to discuss sound and components, aren't we?   
Monstrous power cables
@jasonbourne52  you have absolutely no clue, sorry. You're just assuming things and obviously have zero actual experience in the matter. There are numerous articles explaining that a component isn't "at the end of hundreds of meters of Romex". As ... 
Class D amplifier with TPA 3250 board
@kokakolia in my experience, and in my system, and to my ears, those little class T / D amps -when they are well built- can be far better sounding than any mass-market class AB solid state amps, like entry level Japanese. Then when you go higher i...