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  1. @barrows Thanks and I appreciate your expertise as I've noted in the past. In my experience, power is perhaps the single most fundamental aspect, and yet not the only thing that determines "final" sound quality. There are many manufacturers who use premium parts, but who do not achieve "the sound" for my ear (emphasis on "my ear"). Nonetheless, if there is one area where premium does seem to translate into "the sound," it's power supplies. To your point about digital gear grabbing current in chunks, I consider the power supply and power cable of components in my digital signal chai
  2. View Classified Chord Cobra VEE 3 interconnect for Naim, 5 pin DIN to RCA These are in good condition, probably only about 300 hours despite their age. 5 pin DIN to RCA interconnect for Naim preamps, etc. Tested recently and they work fine. Cables sold with protective plastic bag. No box, I thought I was keeping these long ago, sorry. Buyer pays agreed price and shipping via PayPal. Sold as is, and shipping to CONUS only please. Seller feelingears Date
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    These are in good condition, probably only about 300 hours despite their age. 5 pin DIN to RCA interconnect for Naim preamps, etc. Tested recently and they work fine. Cables sold with protective plastic bag. No box, I thought I was keeping these long ago, sorry. Buyer pays agreed price and shipping via PayPal. Sold as is, and shipping to CONUS only please.

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  4. @Blake Thank you for the background and Blue Circle links–indeed, I wrote Bob just a few days ago and yep, Gilbert is done. To your point, it definitely seems that once you find your gear, you set out to build around that sound. However in my case, I only got as far as a BC noise filter, lol! I have to say that I heard it work which to be honest, I didn't really expect it to work, let alone hear it! Glad there are mavericks like Gilbert in the world. As it happens, I just heard the Denafrips Pontus II and I had high expectations based on reviews. Well, color me impress
  5. So there is a void in the power supply world now (May 2021) with Paul Hynes dropping out (for the time being?). Sean Jacobs, also in the UK, is an alternative. Not being an EE, just an audiophile who hears that brand x power sounds different than lower priced brand y, may I ask you to elaborate on the sonic benefits of your designs, please @vortecjr? And, customizations of cable terminations or materials? (I found that like everything power, a silver DC cable made a difference in my current digital chain.) Thanks.
  6. Thank you, @Blake! If you don't mind, I'd love to hear more about your Blue Circle gear and how you found them, and why you chose them vis a vis other brands. I hope you won't mind sharing because we all hear so differently and w/ personal preferences and with room particularities. Lately I've been wondering/reading about esoteric brands with strong "word of ear" followers like Blue Circle.
  7. (BTW, I am not suggesting that the OP or idiot_savant is trying to take down Denafrips. I too, find this topic interesting in the positive sense of the word.)
  8. +1000% I for one appreciate this resistance to the mass mob mentality and I'll just leave it at that. These are "interesting times" and some things are flat out wrong. Do the right thing, as Spike Lee said. Stand firm and call out the issues, @The Computer Audiophile!
  9. So this seems to imply that if you ever purchased music from Apple, it's now downloadable as ALAC? Is that how y'all read this, too? Very cool, if true.
  10. Interesting - I've read this about DACs not sounding as good as with a preamp in the chain, so I think this explains at least some/most of it. Thanks @barrows. Well, just to throw a little fuel on the fire, I heard the Pontus II (2) head to head against a Hugo TT/MScaler playing track 4 of Nojima Plays Liszt, a long time RR reference of mine. It was my first time hearing both DACs, and immediately within seconds of hearing the second one, I knew which one I would buy if I weren't happy with my Yggy. It was obvious, and a friend who was with me agreed. As Barrows once sa
  11. OMG, that album is literally the poster child for how terrible digital distortion makes analog distortion sound, even after so many years since its release! I found some remastered bootlegs that apparently came from the Guitar Hero game where for whatever reason the mastering wasn't brickwalled. So funny that so many people would likely pay again, and maybe even more, for a properly mastered version of that album. (I would.) Anyway, so cool this PGGB tech was birthed here on AS and many thanks to all involved in this - can't wait to try it out soon. Thank you thank you!
  12. I'm a dinosaur; I want the "old" world where things like customer service matter, especially with software (which is why I work in software as "customer success"). Reading the above makes me glad I don't value what Roon has on offer because if I did...(sigh)...just don't want to go there. Software is a relationship and it sucks when you're in a sh*tty relationship. Glad I don't date/marry (pay for) Roon. Thanks for sharing the inside scoop on their customer attitudes.
  13. Thanks, @Kal Rubinson, you helped me get off my rear to try this. And, SO GLAD I did...removed the resonance issue I have/had and also changed the character of the frequency presentation for the better. I only needed and bought one so chetthejet has one more still for sale. Thank you, @chetthejet! p.s., I did not employ this as a sub stand, just a bass trap. But, I may put a power conditioner on top since it would work in that capacity. Or, maybe a pair of small monoblocks. But as a trap, it's working great.
  14. Hey, I hope this helps anyone who reads this and buys brand new speakers: TL;DR - New speakers take a LONG LONG time to break in and even then, the footers can make a HUGE difference in the emotional engagement vs. technical sonic character Last November, based on discussions with a friend whose ears I trust and because I wanted twin 8" woofers putting bass in my face (I don't have a situation in which I can easily situate subs), I bought a pair of Monitor Audio Silver 500s. I broke them in for a weekend 24/7 before giving them a listen. OMG, SO AWFUL and they literall
  15. Complete agreement on power quality. And so you're running Qutest with the well respected $925 JS-2. But, C&H is getting better results immediately out of the box, and spending $1,000 less on the Pontus (rounded). If you're really searching, I suspect you should check out the Pontus and sell the Qutest/JS-2!
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