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  1. USB Cable Choice

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    The Phasure Lush Cable is damn good, especially when you cut the power with either and adapter or special unpowered USB 3 to a Dac that does not need the 5v, even for handshake. I tested it yesterday with a pal where we rolled 5 types and it may even be the marginal favourite over the Curious Cable, which is also good. Note that its a 2m Lush vs 0.8m Curious.

    Others that did well were 0.75m iFi Gemini (data only connected), Light harmoonic 1m dual cable and Lampi unpowered (mega-volt
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  2. USB Cable Choice

    Quote Originally Posted by astrostar59 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by wisnon View Post
    The Phasure Lush Cable is damn good, especially when you cut the power with either and adapter or special unpowered USB 3 to a Dac that does not need the 5v, even for handshake. I tested it yesterday with a pal where we rolled 5 types and it may even be the marginal favourite over the Curious Cable, which is also good. Note that its a 2m Lush vs 0.8m Curious.

    Others that did well were 0.75m iFi Gemini (data only connected), Light harmoonic 1m dual cable and Lampi unpowered (mega-volt
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  3. Why do some people listen to a cello when evaluating a system? What can / could one learn?

    Quote Originally Posted by miniguy View Post
    The best ever (IMHO) cello recording for evaluating systems is one I have used for decades - a several minutes excerpt from the Kodaly Op. 8 sonata. While most selections on this demo record were taken from other sources, this demo piece was engineered especially for the record by Ensayo with a minimum of room reverb, so the full range and all the nuances of the instrument spring forth in true-to-life fashion.

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  4. So You Think You Know Vivaldi? Think Again

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    Most beautiful choral pieces, magnificently recorded, especially the solo female voices. Some compositions of striking originality. 7 LPs total.
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  5. Wiring headshells to tone arms

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    Jonathan, you use the FR 64 with the Lyra? Silver wire? Any other tweaks?
    These days we are using the SAT, which has a captive tonearm cable.

    But for any tonearm that uses the universal headshell system (including the FRs), the headshell contacts and wiring are a decided weak point.

    The sound quality can be improved by providing each headshell with a dedicated wiring harness that is long enough to reach the phono stage, and made of thin Litz (or magnet)
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