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Solid State Low powered Amplifiers
Magnus Audio MA-340  
Chassis grounding
@lalitk +1 Re: signal grounding.  I’ve converted my cabling to a full loom of the Synergistic Research Atmosphere Series.  Their ground plane technology is woven into their IC’s – with leads going to grounding blocks.   It works. The tone/timbre ... 
Using battery power to go off the City's power grid
My DAC runs on an internal battery pack. When the voltage is low, the unit automatically switches to AC - and continues to play music while the battery is recharging. It’s pretty easy to hear the difference in SQ between the two modes. The battery... 
Help me pick some new or used speaker cables
@adg101    Good timing.  My WyWires Gold Series speaker cables are listed here.  
Yes, cables do make a difference -- regardless of price...
@lemonhaze   Have you relocated to warmer climes yet?  Or are you still enjoying the lovely Irish winters? As sailors, we’re quite familiar with the dynamics of waves – aero & hydro & thermo.  As the environment changes, so does their beh... 
Yes, cables do make a difference -- regardless of price...
@markwd In any case, I have a BSEE and MSEE in information theory and signal processing, as well as PhD work in cognitive science   What a coincidence! These guys also have an engineering background. - - - -   Bybee Technologies – Founded... 
Cable Break In for the Naysayers
jaygilb I heard it with my own ears is the least believable response that one could give. Yeah! What idiot would use their ears to hear their music?  Using an oscilloscope is the only approved way. /s  
AGD Tempo in the house
Powell’s commentary in that video was based on how those 2 amps interacted within his system. Everybody’s system is different. I’ve auditioned gear that others said was dark - but was bright in my system. Too many variables at play. I’ve heard th... 
About ready to give up on Roon and my streamer
cooper52 OP Things begin to fall apart at about the frequencies where vocals live. Here the sound becomes glassy, occasionally shrill, and more forward than it should be. High frequencies generally (like violins, flutes, etc.) can be piercing, a... 
Cable Break In for the Naysayers
@jonwolfpell +1 Everything wiggles and vibrates. Let’s see how engineers measure this. And predict its movements and outcomes. And then prove it. - - - - Tube-rolling = same specs = different materials/construction = different SQ. Capacitors =... 
Cable Break In for the Naysayers
Decades ago, whenever hooking up a new DVD player to my Sony XBR monitor input - using the packaged cheap RCA cables - it always took several seconds for a video image to emerge from the snow & static. The picture got much better over the foll... 
Newer Blues Artists or Recordings
The Stimulators  
What makes One Music Server Sound Better than Another?
mdalton Hey, I get it, and I’m not trying to tell you how to spend your money. I just feel compelled to give an alternative perspective for those other members who might use this thread to help inform their purchase decisions.   Spot on!  Her... 
Best Covers
The Stimulators covering: St. James Infirmary Blues   Sounds great on the big rig!  
What makes One Music Server Sound Better than Another?
jji666 Just to point out, those are not network cables   LOL FYI: There’s cabling inside of servers. Some call it wiring or ribbon connectors. A trace on a circuit board performs the exact same function. It doesn’t matter if they’re inside o...