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Synthesis Amplifiers: One of High End's Best Kept Secrets?
@waltersalas I just sent a response to your message with a link to the PDF file but it looks like Audiogon's system has zapped the link and are reviewing the message I sent. Let me know if it comes through. I don't want to post the link to the fil... 
Thin Line Between Critique and Courtrooms: A Dialogue on the Recent Audiophile Drama
This seems very heavy handed on the part of the manufacturer, if it’s actually happening the way it’s being reported. Erin seems like a reasonable guy and I suspect he would have been amenable to a discussion about his testing method with the manu... 
Synthesis Amplifiers: One of High End's Best Kept Secrets?
I have the A100 biasing information if anyone needs it (send a pm).  I haven’t needed to change tubes yet so I haven’t needed to rebias, but it seems straightforward enough if you’ve a decent multimeter. Ditto on the positive comments regarding ... 
FAKE NEWS - NEGATIVE REVIEWS NOT ALLOWED!!
I watched that YouTube because I fell for the “click-bait” title he used. Normally I avoid his videos because I don’t much care for the style of presentation and all the posturing about being the only person on YouTube to have access to the highes... 
Adona Equipment Racks
I like my ADONA Reference Rack. It replaced a VPI TNT rack and two inexpensive Lovan Sovereign racks and I was 98.5% certain that I could hear a positive improvement in sound. It looks cool, is pretty versatile with its fully adjustable shelf posi... 
Tube Depot's "NOS vacuum tube sale"
@oddiofyl That’s good information. I’m looking around for various nos tubes at the moment and keep running into their website via google search.   
The Midnight Effect - Who-How?
@rvpiano  I’m glad you’ve removed alcohol as the cause, I was beginning to feel a bit self conscious!    
The Midnight Effect - Who-How?
@barts — good points. I wouldn’t disagree but I would counter slightly with the observation that a constant seems to be the hour of the day at which the effect “switches on”. I haven’t done anything remotely scientific to verify this, but it seems... 
Ethernet cables
Any thoughts on shielded versus unshielded for Ethernet? I went 'inexpensive' and bought all BlueJeans ethernet cables a few months back, then watched something on YouTube from a face that said Ethernet cables have to have a good screen and it sh... 
What the Best Dac have you heard or owned. How could you tell it was that good.
Rossini Player/clock sounds very good, particularly when used as a network player via Ethernet. Yes it's expensive but it can also make other expensive boxes redundant, thus offsetting the cost. (No longer need my Aurender N10, and Sonore UltraDig... 
The Midnight Effect - Who-How?
@benanders  You said: One thing that hasn’t come up is temporal variation in atmospheric pressure, with resistance purportedly reduced in the wee hours. Why do birds call most actively in calm dawn air?… Okay, well that’s new and interesting.... 
The Midnight Effect - Who-How?
@toddalin Maybe that's part of it (volume). I do know that during longer listening sessions my tolerance and desire for higher volume increases. I do think this 'midnight effect' exists and I'm resigned to believing it's an external power phenome... 
Searching for a little more warmth
I heard Audio Note and ProAc speakers at the same dealer in northern Virginia and liked them both, but felt the ProAcs had more life and energy, with the Audio Notes sounding laid back in comparison. Both fell on the warmer side of neutral. My Pro... 
The Midnight Effect - Who-How?
@asvjerry  Alcohol? ...how.....Quaint.... ;)   You haven’t seen my still.   
The Midnight Effect - Who-How?
I’m a bit surprised by the distribution of comments - there’s more pushback against the actual concept of the “midnight effect” than I expected. I thought it was a given that most, if not all people would have experienced this and I expected the c...