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Ethernet cables
They are transmitting digital data not analog signals- False If you tap into your ethernet cable do you see 0's and 1's?  You do not.  You see a square wave ranging from 5-80 MHz.  A square wave is.....wait for it.... ANALOG.  It is a wave.  It i... 
power cord for pass 250.8
I use the Purist Audio Design Corvus power cords and speaker cables with my Pass X260.8’s.  Yeah, I had to buy two power cords.    The noise floor dropped noticeably with these cables.  Sound is excellent.  The two amps plug directly into an outle... 
TAS. The Absolute Sound?
I recall in the mid 80s two articles in an issue of Stereophile.  One article raved about a Radio Shack 1 bit portable CD Player how good it sounded when connected to a stereo system via a mini-plug to RCA adapter.  The other article discussed the... 
Ethernet cables
The tendency is to compare digital signal transmission to a telegraph.  After all, the dot-dash DC circuit of the telegraph is similar to the 0-1 of digital.  And like the DC circuit of a telegraph the voltage of a digital signal is either 0 or 5 ... 
Ethernet cables
I found the wire in the ethernet cables matter. Bits are bits but the high frequency internet data transmission rates behave like an analog wave. The Signal to Noise ratio of digital is superior to analog but it is still not impervious to noise. M... 
Ethernet cables
I think lugsy is mocking us audiophiles.   Everyone knows that filling ice cube trays with hot water freezes faster.  
TAS. The Absolute Sound?
Remember in the Matrix how the operators could visualize the scene by watching green symbols raining down the computer screen?  Apparently, Jason doesn’t need to listen to the music, he watches a graph of the music.  A $300 bluetooth amp should ge... 
Ethernet cables
Ethernet cables are directional whether they are marked or not- at least the silver plated wire ones are.  So if it sounds bad, try turning it around.  I bought some silver plated wire Pangea ethernet cables about a year ago.  They made my previou... 
Aries-Cerat Helene Review
The vinyl side does have one advantage.  I can turn it on and within an hour it is sounding good.  If I shut the DAC and Music server down, it then takes 3 days for them to warm up and sound their best- ie. I have to leave them on.    
Aries-Cerat Helene Review
I got around to playing some vinyl.  It is just as enjoyable and satisfying as the digital rig.  I think the rhythm and pace has much to do with the satisfaction of the music- both vinyl and digital are comparable now.  The bass is comparable now ... 
Ayon DAC or...
The Hele’ne is at another level compared to the Kronos.  It was twice the price almost but I could not go back to the Kronos after hearing the Hele’ne in my system.  It’s hard to imagine how the sound can get better until you hear it for yourself.... 
Speaker isolation - spikes on puck, springs, sorbothane
Another thing to keep in mind:  Springs isolate, rubbers dampen.  And the damping properties vary with weight, frequency input and durometer of the rubber as well as formulation and temperature.  Rubber materials will affect the sound of a stereo ... 
Speaker isolation - spikes on puck, springs, sorbothane
I started out some years back replacing the spikes on my Thiel speakers with springs.  I bought big butcher blocks for platforms and bored holes to hold the springs.  I used four 48 lb/in springs per side to get a Fn of 3 Hz.  The travel was limit... 
AI (Audiogon Intelligence)
AI is still a computer and the first axiom of computers is, “garbage in, garbage out.”  
AI (Audiogon Intelligence)
We are able to experience and feel.  Music is more than patterns of pressure waves.  Music can inspire, soothe, excite and help us morn.  AI only parrots what it compiles from entries with perhaps some algorithmic filtering to remove less popular ...