Responses from roxy1927

Buying Used Speakers
I had an excellent experience with buying used. They were sent freight the seller including the freight in purchase price which were demos at half price. Arrived in beautiful condition. And sounded great. Went totally on reviews. I had no choice b... 
Your thoughts on best audiophile speakers in $10,000 neighborhood?
Buy used. You could get a pair of beautiful speakers for that much money. Read reviews(not only Stereophile!) and what people have to say on this and other chat sites. You have to spend this kind of money to get great quality in audio(pace that ot... 
power cord for pass 250.8
Are the Xangsane DIY?  
power cord for pass 250.8
Well the Xangsane is comparably affordable and has a 90 day return period so maybe worth a try. Though could it be comparable to a Shunyata Research Sigma V2 or an Audioquest Dragon or Nordost TYR 2? I'm looking at the long term here. But these ot... 
Power Cable Audioquest Dragon vs Isotek EVO3 Ascension
Yes this is a concern of mine. But I usually look at how many positive reviews a seller has. I bought a Shunyata research on Us Audiomart and there was a noticeable improvement. I mean when they say it's a demo is it?  
power cord for pass 250.8
Does anybody have any response to what bojack says? Or is this a controversy that goes back to before the flood?  
power cord for pass 250.8
Thanks for your recommendation. To be honest I have been looking at these two from the comments on Audiogon. Have you heard both? I read that the Dragon is a significant step up from the Hurricane. Do you find this to be the case? Worth the money?  
Handling Heavy Amps
I just got a 100lb amp. The delivery guy brought it into my apartment and I took it out of the box and put it on the bottom shelf of my stereo rack. I'm in my 60s and managed it fine. I was worried. To be honest I'm having a senior moment and don'... 
Power cable Advice...
I'm thinking of going from Mackenzie interconnects to Earth between my amp and pre. Do you honestly believe it is all snake oil and any difference I hear is the placebo effect? But then we are talking about audio and not medicine so isn't the plac... 
Well I won't be able to tell until I get my new amp really. But I was wondering what people who have used Mackenzies in the past found improved when they upgraded interconnects or have they stayed with this level of Audioquest and found no level o... 
Coincident Line Stage Mk II vs Audio Research ref 10
I should add that as good as the ref 6se is the ref 10 made the walls of my city apartment living room disappear and I was transported into a space where there was just the music held back by nothing.  
Best Sound Track Ever Vote for One
2001 for existing music.   Gone with the Wind or North by Northwest for original score.  
what’s a song cover that you think is better than the original?
Never My Love live from a concert on The Fifth Dimension's greatest hits LP. I guess they never recorded it. I wasn't expecting it and it floored me. Marilyn McCoo at her considerable best. Wonderful sound.  
Bought an Audio Research Amp
I have an arc pre I love. I don’t think I’m getting enough transparency of instrumentation from my Pass Labs 25 watts per channel. Would the D400MKll be the answer? It’s easily available at good prices. I have always read as well arc works best wi... 
For classical music lovers best amp for large orchestral forces?
But shouldn’t 89dbs with the proper amp be able to comfortably handle large symphonic forces? They really are wonderful speakers.