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Live (analog) vs Digital Home Audio
@gosta  Completely get that. I think one's appraisal of their work will have much to do with their interest in bluegrass. The first one has a lot of bluegrass in it, the second one much less, and after that, very little indeed.  I will check out... 
Live (analog) vs Digital Home Audio
I loved their first two albums and have had no luck at all connecting with their later work. Did they play at least several of the older songs in their set? I have a chance to see them on Sunday at Merlefest and am hoping they dig deep into their ... 
Premium Power Cable Survey: The Results Are IN
@waytoomuchstuff    Thanks, kindly. Your post reminded me I need to make some changes in my system profile, but the Fynes are still here and they are indeed quite excellent, as well as being efficient and very "amp friendly." I've heard some gre... 
Premium Power Cable Survey: The Results Are IN
@waytoomuchstuff  My comment was intended for the member whose comment was evidently deleted, just another tedious cable denier.   
Premium Power Cable Survey: The Results Are IN
Thank God you came along to set things straight!  
Synthesis Amplifiers: One of High End's Best Kept Secrets?
When I have time later in the week, I'll call about the remote. Believe me, I know what you mean about going to back to solid state. I had some very nice, very highly regarded solid state amps through here the past couple of years, but I much pre... 
Synthesis Amplifiers: One of High End's Best Kept Secrets?
I have not heard this. Hmm, what kind of problems? The only thing I have noticed with mine is that it can be a little bit balky and the volume control is not as smooth as I would wish. It doesn't really bother me that much, but an upgrade would b... 
Synthesis Amplifiers: One of High End's Best Kept Secrets?
I'll be interested in this comparison as well. I continue to marvel at my A100 every day. I'm glad Larry mentioned the onboard DAC again. I have been driving myself crazy for a month comparing it to my Lampizator Baltic 3, which is a terrific DAC ... 
Puritan 156 Power Cord
Excellent suggestions! I have a friend who is a big fan the Furutech DPS 4.1, which he prefers to the Audioquest Dragon. Please let us know how that works on the Puritan PSM 156.  
Puritan 156 Power Cord
Thanks for the feedback. Very useful and appreciated.  
Puritan 156 Power Cord
Well, let's see. I'll take these questions one at a time. I have actually tried several of the typical "competitors," including the Inakustik and the Shunyata Everest, which I thought was impressive but also a huge investment. In fact, I went with... 
Synthesis Amplifiers: One of High End's Best Kept Secrets?
I get it for sure, Bill. This "quirky" design flaw could well be a non-starter for many, and I certainly wish they'd make exactly the adjustment to their amps you have suggested. I will send this advice along directly to Synthesis, for whatever g... 
Synthesis Amplifiers: One of High End's Best Kept Secrets?
It is highly unlikely I will do this myself. Then again, the tech for Deja Vu told me that the KT66 tubes in the Synthesis last an average of six years. I'm not exactly fretting over it. I have a tech twenty minutes up the road who could do it, or... 
Synthesis Amplifiers: One of High End's Best Kept Secrets?
Not yet, but I am sure they will. The tech told me that he actually made a video of the process for one owner, but when he watched it, he decided to bring the amp into the shop after all. Nope, not ideal, but I won't be selling mine, that's for su... 
Synthesis Amplifiers: One of High End's Best Kept Secrets?
It turns out that the biasing situation with the A100 is a bit "mysterious" and complicated. In the specs on the website, it says the amp is "manual" bias for the power tubes, but there is no information otherwise on how or where to adjust the bi...