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Luxman leaves me wanting
My current system is a Luxman L590-AXII driving DeVore Gibbon Super Nines. My source is Lumin U1-Mini (w/Sboosterj and Denafrips Venus II. Also a Rega P3. Speaker and interconnect cables are circa late 90s Cardis Cross There is a lot that is righ... 
Do You Buy Speakers Without Hearing Them?
If I have the opportunity to hear them, yes. Ortherwise, no. My last two purchases were based on reviews on forums. Marten Duke 2 and Graham LS5/9.  
Calling Owners of Wireworld Platinum Eclipse 8 XLR
Hi Jafant, I wrote a long post just to lose it and now I’ve to type it all over again. I’ll make it short this time. The Furutech DPS4.1/FI-50 NCF (R) mains power cable really changes everything. When combined with the existing Acrolink power cord... 
Experiences With Costly Balanced XLR Interconnects Above $3,000
Hi Mark, thanks for the comprehensive response, appreciated. After reading about your experiences, the DA6300 will likely be my final cable upgrade before I call it a day. Your components and speakers are all top-notch so the system deserves the A... 
Experiences With Costly Balanced XLR Interconnects Above $3,000
I just bought the Acrolink DA6300 after comparing with Jorma, Vertere, Argento Flow and MIT. The DA6300 was the quietest and had more depth and separation. Vertere was also very good the others smooth but homogenous sound in my system. The DA6300... 
Calling Owners of Wireworld Platinum Eclipse 8 XLR
Thanks. It's very good. I believe it's fully broken in at this point but the new Furutech DPS4.1 / FI-50 NCF (R) mains power cable which I got about two weeks ago is still in the process of breaking in. There were ups and downs but it's sounding a... 
Experiences With Costly Balanced XLR Interconnects Above $3,000
Thanks for the recommendation @cfa88. I will look into it later. I am aware about the advantages of some of these pure silver or monocrystal silver interconnects from the likes of Siltech or other brands which have been recommended on the forums b... 
Experiences With Costly Balanced XLR Interconnects Above $3,000
Thanks for the responses guys. I’m trying to find justification to spending the money for the ultimate XLR, perhaps my last cable upgrade before I call it a day. @audioman58 made a valid point and I surely agree. It is diminishing returns with mos... 
Experiences With Costly Balanced XLR Interconnects Above $3,000
ryder Can you talk about the presentation/sound of the WW and Acrolink XLR? Jafant, WW Silver Eclipse 8 XLR sounds leaner with better separation and tighter bass, Acrolink sounds fuller and warmer in the midrange with more bass. The last compa... 
Experiences With Costly Balanced XLR Interconnects Above $3,000
Thanks Soix. Guess what, I owned the Acoustic Zen Silver Reference II XLR about 15 years ago and sold them for $300. I see the used price has tripled. 😅 I am not in a hurry and will keep these in mind. Thanks.  
Experiences With Costly Balanced XLR Interconnects Above $3,000
@soix i recently upgraded a mains power cable and was pleased with the improved sound quality. It is sounding quite perfect at the moment but I’m not sure if the system could improve further with a higher quality interconnect. If it’s possible I w... 
As An Experiment I Stuck A Few Things Under My Pre-Amp And Am Now On A Quest
These are all solid state components in a Salamander cabinet, and up to this point I have never been a fan of isolation devices with SS gear. Based on my experience, a good equipment rack designed for the hifi is superior to a piece of furnitur... 
Wireworld Silver or Gold Eclipse 8 - IC or Speaker Cable?
Hi Jafant,  A Lumin U2 mini streamer is feeding the Luxman DAC which is connected to a Luxman L-590AXII integrated with the WW Silver Eclipse 8 that is discussed here.   
Electronics for Harbeths -- $5-10K
@cundare2 I was referring to the Acrolink 8N-A2080III having a warm and liquid midrange with a tube-like glow in the highs, not the Silver Apex which you currently own.  I don't have experience with the Silver Apex. I consider the difference b... 
Electronics for Harbeths -- $5-10K
By the way, I wouldn’t say Luxman amps are analytical sounding amps. They are generally considered to be warm but detailed particularly the L-590AXII that I currently own. I know warm and detail appear to be contradictory but that is what I experi...