surfmuz

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If there’s an audiophile exit ramp, this ain’t it…
The SQ pursuit and upgrading rush is like money…. Newer enough…..with getting more or better your inquiries just goes up too and new mirages at new horizons appears to be not so illusive. The race is endless and could be destructive for some so it... 
Is bass the most important frequency band?
Of cause, it’s a matter of personal preferences, but most musical informative is the middle.  
why do so many discussions turn contentious?
Well, it’s the first of Seven Deadly Sins. The Vainglory. Some people just like to feel themselves gurus, they collect enormous amounts of information, almost never implement this information practically or even theoretically but they think they a... 
New Streamer Transport
Aurender is fine too, but if you don’t satisfied with Lumin control app you could use Linn white or black app, Kazoo app also Esoteric or Hr Strimer app. All of them compatible with Lumin.  
New Streamer Transport
Lumin U1….and you budget actually let’s you upgrade it with outboard SBOOSTER power supply.  
APPLE PHONES.......NO SERVICE
All refurbished phones are like that, you never know what could be wrong with it and brand doesn’t matter. If you want cheaper buy demo or display iPhone better. Ones i had to replace a cracked screen on my daughters iPhone X and at Apple store th... 
A turntable that plays all types of music well
In case to be genre universal rather play with cart, arm and phono preamp. But I think the topic is subjective and the question is more about your personal preferences of listening then some kind of general rules for different genres. Tables thems... 
thought on eBay?
I sold my integrated amp, a couple of phono amps on eBay also several different cables and floor standing speakers. The speakers was sold with self local pick up option only. All other stuff was shipped to the buyers via UPS or USPS. All with No R... 
How can i improve the sound of Iphone 11?
Is MQA something to be avoided due to reduced sound quality? Currently I’m subscribed to Qobuz, Tidal and Apple Music I have to admit that SQ of Tidal Masters is very close to SQ of Qobuz Studio Premier (album varies) some albums better on Tidal s... 
How can i improve the sound of Iphone 11?
Portable DAC is big improvement. Personality I use AQ Dragonfly Cobalt and very happy with it. Also if you using Apple Music hi res service you can improve SQ with the phone Settings. Go to Phone Settings then to Music where in Audio section you c... 
Buying from Parts Connexion
I bought Cardas cables from them twice. No issues. Fast UPS shipping but I live in US.  
How important is it to have identical speaker cable length?
Don’t do different length…otherwise you always will fill stigmatized time to time…also when you will be ready for upgrade experiments, same length cables are much easy to sell. 
Phono preamp tube rolling.
@lowrider57 The OTK stamp meant it went through quality control and met the highest specsYou right about passing through quality control… but too optimistic about highest specs…all Soviet NOS has to be carefully checked before using…we have to be ... 
Phono preamp tube rolling.
@mulveling Melz 1578 OTK, Russian militaryThe stamp of “OTK” is not about the brand or any tech spec… at old Soviet and Russian manufacturing “OTK” means Department of Technical Control passage. Usually checked and ready to ship products was stamp... 
What is wrong with my system?
Audioquests was lifeless in my system too… I never was satisfied with the sound till replaced all of them one by one.