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An electrical engineer on how power cables can impact sound quality
Geez! I have about maybe a $50k system, good ears, and have experimented with cable upgrades and other tweaks for years. Here’s my take: If you have ample, good, clean power feeding your components upgrading the power cables makes essentially no ... 
Let me end the Premp/Amplifier sound debate ...
This seems to be an endless circular discussion. So let me cut to the chase. More expensive gear-- beyond a certain parts and build quality is bling, not better.  I know plenty of high net-worth folks due to my line of work, and what I have notic... 
Inexpensive speaker cables: any experience?
There are no qualitative differences between cables above a certain build and materials price point. $20k cables are a rip-off. Yet you can easily spend hundreds of dollars buying cables that you will not be able to distinguish from cables costing... 
Is Rap a valid musical form?
What's the point of tearing down one musical genre for another? Remember "every generation throws a hero up the pop charts"? Rap and Hip-hop speaks to countless millions of people. Just because it does not speak so much to me personally is meani... 
Best speakers around $130k?
This is truly a bore-- whether it be simply passive bragging, or price worshipping, whatever it is, it's got nothing to do with hi-fi. The very first response nailed it. You want to spend $120k on speakers? Glad the trust fund administrator is be... 
HOW CRITICAL ARE JUMPER CABLES
Let’s do a contest. We’ll buy eight sets of jumpers-- from good to crazy expensive. Whoever can rank them by their price wins, let’s say, $5,000 for the prize, 10 people, $1,000 buy in per participant. Here’s my bet; nobody wins because the price ... 
More expensive = better?
It is the height of foolishness to believe that the more a component costs the better is sounds because, well, markets! What a laugh! There are massive, absurd, insane levels of diminishing returns as you climb the audio ladder. I’d also say that ... 
RIP oregonpapa
I didn't know Frank, but I have read dozens and dozens of his posts and through his writing knew him to be a kind and a decent man. I'm really sad to learn of his passing. My condolences to his family and all of his friends in this group.  
"Power Cords-More Recent"
The short answer is no. The longer answer is that by experimenting, if you want to, you might take things up a notch. After a certain level of build and materials, and amount of materials, more money does not equal better sound. It might yield som... 
Aren't you sorry you missed out on this one? It's already sold out! LOL
I have an UltraDeck playing through a Musical Fidelity Nu-Vista Vinyl phono pre, through McCormack Deluxe TLC-1 Pre, and McCormack DNA Deluxe Gold amp, all out to Genesis III floor standers and dual Servo-12 subs. The UltraDeck sounds 'fing great.... 
Cable Goop Review George is going to freak!!
It is offensive to see products that have a very low cost to create (bet this one does!), and that make grandiose claims that lack any objective testing or evidence whatsoever, and that charge stupid-money prices for it. I'm not saying you should ... 
Speaker Cables? why all the hype for expensive speaker wire?
Like I said-- I've been there and done that with cables. The argument is not whether or not all wire sounds the same-- it does not-- it's about quality of build and materials-- the rest is just chocolate, strawberry or vanilla (and all the other f... 
Speaker Cables? why all the hype for expensive speaker wire?
Better quality cable will usually sound better than the cheap stuff-- BUT-- the claims made by many of the companies that sell the inexplicably expensive stuff are, IMO, after years and years of listening to different kinds of quality speaker cabl... 
Deja Vu all over again
I have both an original 1970 Monarch pressing in NM condition and the new 50th anniversary pressing. Both sound excellent but the new reissue sounds best overall. This as heard on a high resolution pure analog system. Get the remaster and listen f... 
What do $2500 speaker cables sound like?
They sound like $500 speaker cables. And they sound like $15,000 speaker cables, and sometimes they sound like $20 worth of zip cord from Home Depot. Above a few hundred dollars for say a 3 meter pair (longer runs are going to cost more) and it's ...