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Power cords: Kimber Kable Palladium
@maxima95 jasonbourne52 = formerly roberjerman (4319 posts) His modus operandi is to be the first to pounce on a power cord thread. Kind of weird to do it non-stop for 6 years.  
Power Cable Break In - Such a Change!
mrskeptic Second of all, when he says simply bending a wire changes it’s properties and therefore changes how your speakers will sound, he loses all credibility with me.   Bending creates stress that distorts the properties of a material.  T... 
Why do I need power management if I have a great power cord?
raysmtb1 . . . I’m only trying to be a voice for the new people that stumble onto some of this craziness. Interesting. Long-time Audiogon members are trying to do the exact same thing for newbies. Share their knowledge that’s been gained over... 
Why Are People So Concerned About How Others Spend Their Money?
“I spent half my money on gambling, alcohol and wild women.  The other half I wasted”  - WC Fields.  
Ethernet cable recommendations
A Sablon Audio 2020 ethernet cable matches your preferences.  Discussed here.  
New Tidal Plans and Changes
Since my DAC is Redbook only, I downgraded to Tidal HiFi. The subscription changed over on the monthly anniversay date. But, the streaming settings need to be checked. Mine defaulted to Normal. I manually changed it back to HiFi. All is copacetic.  
Have you moved away from full range to standmount speakers + subs?
audition__audioIn a perfect world all you want to hear is the driver itself and I would like for someone to explain to me how it could be any other way.That’s like saying in a perfect world we would only hear the sound of a vocalist’s larynx - and... 
Describe the sound of point source loudspeakers?
mijostynPoint source speakers create a small image even if they are huge speakers. It is like sitting at the back of the concert hall.Thanks for my laugh of the day.   You must tell a whopper of a fishing story to your buddies over a beer.  
Have you moved away from full range to standmount speakers + subs?
audition__audio Some of the nonsense written on this site from so called experts is astonishing.Yours included. 
Cable Management Tips and Tricks
Here’s another thread. Ideally, no cables should be coiled, running parallel or touching. Signal cables and power cables definitely should be carefully spaced apart. The rats nest behind the rack should look like an intentionally arranged 3-D wire... 
how would you describe a system that is musical in nature
Visit a local piano store. Listen to a customer playing.  From different distances - 5ft to 50 ft. Attend a live acoustic music venue:- a small club- a medium-sized recital hall- a large concert hall 
Amperex 6DJ8 tube construction
Brent Jessee -from Audio Tubes - was kind enough to explain.The splatter shield prevented getter flash material from migrating down during the flashing process. Without the shield the flash material could stain the grid and/or plates and affect t... 
Amperex 6DJ8 tube construction
After reading posts near the bottom of this discussion, it appears that it became the Wild West for NOS tubes in the 1990’s. Lots of re-branding and fakes going on. 
Amperex 6DJ8 tube construction
Everybody - thanks for the info. Solving a mystery is always fun.With jeweler’s magnifying glasses, I wasn’t able find any codes - on any of the NIB/NOS Amperex 6DJ8’s in the yellow/green boxes. I looked everywhere - including the bottom and sides... 
Amperex 6DJ8 tube construction
'Made in Holland' is silkscreened on the one on the right. It matches several other ’Made in Holland’ silkscreens on NIB/NOS Amperex 6DJ8 orange globes that I purchased in the original yellow/green boxes, years ago. There are no date/factory etchi...