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Power Cable from wall to my conditioner?
The price depends on the length. Click on the link below for more info.Cerious Technologies offer two lines:- Graphene Extreme- Graphene MatrixFor the power conditioner (and amps), I’m referring to the Graphene Matrix. I’m not a believer in the fu... 
Best DAC - Preamp Combo $5 to $10K Budget
DiDiT 212se  
A cable routing reminder
@nonoise Thanks for the tip about pipe foam insulation. It works great! I’ve installed it wherever one cable touches another cable - whether it be IC, SC or PC.  Even if a cable is shielded, physical separation from another is still good. 
Distorded sound with Tidal
Out of curiosity, I just played from Tidal:- Biko (Peter Gabriel)- Dear Rosemary (Foo Fighters)- Summertime (Ella & Louis)On my system, everything sounds fine - even the specific passages that you mention. This is a result of years of cleaning... 
Modem performance and modem selection.
+1 @c_avila1 A LPS and a power conditioner do different things. It is common for a LPS to be plugged into a power conditioner. Acquiring the Niagra 1200 is probably a good thing. But, the wall wart is still the weak link in the chain. It should be... 
Distorded sound with Tidal
Have you tried a Linear Power Supply for your modem/router?  Here's a discussion. 
Looking for repair service for EAR preamp
Mitch Singerman specializes in EAR repair. 310-823-5145  in Los Angeles.  Don't know if he's still there. 
6h23P-EB vs 6922 in the input stage of the Wolcott or other tube amplifiers
Many years ago, I asked a service technician about the 6N23P for my 6922 preamp. Here’s his response. I’m glad you asked me because the 6N23P-EV (in our alphabet) is not the one to get. The 6922 drop-in replacement is the straight-up 6N23P. The EV... 
Grimm findings on streaming audio
Here’s a link to a watermark listening test. The toggle button is helpful for A/B’ing.http://mattmontag.com/audio-listening-test/ BTW, my streaming via Tidal sounds as good, if not better, than my CD transport/DAC combo. And it’s a pretty good com... 
Free, Higher Resolution Streaming Radio?
Radio Garden. Select a green dot, anywhere in the world.https://radio.garden/ 
New Omega E Mat from Perfect Path Technologies
@jafreeman     There's balanced power and there's balancing the load on each 120v leg.  Two different processes.  Both are good.   Balancing the load is especially good for safety, if grounding is suspect.   Some isolation transformers create bala... 
Developing critical listening skills
+1 @david_ten +1 @twoleftears - Visit a piano store. Listen to a customer playing.  Stand at different distances away.  Especially, pay attention to the high notes.- Visit a Guitar Center. Listen to a customer playing a drum kit. Especially, pay a... 
2ch Upgrade for Unfocused Listening
@audiokinesis  Thanks for posting about Morrison Audio.  The MBL 101E has been my dream speaker for many, many years.  Luxuriantly, 3D.  Unfortunately, it's way above my pay grade.  The Morrison Model 29 seems within striking distance.   I need to... 
External Linear Power Supplies
@kingbarbuda For my modem and router, I purchased two of these LPS’s – with heatsinks. As mentioned earlier, the LPS’s for the modem and router can get hot - especially, if someone else in the house is a gamer or watching a movie online. In my hom... 
What equipment upgrades or tweaks will improve the sound of drums?
Excellent advice above.At T.H.E. Show in Long Beach in early June, I was walking around a large open space called The Market Place. It was where the less deep-pocketed vendors were hawking their wares. Amazingly, realistic drum sounds were coming ...