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    So I got the flu last Thursday and felt like my system was missing something. I attributed this loss to being sick until my wife said the same thing. She never talks about sound, just listens. I pulled the rack out and noticed that one Thor SE banana plug had fallen off the Elite from the HD amp. Got it back on and BOOM, like a new system again. Before reconnecting the Thor SE, we described the sound as resolving but lifeless. I never hooked up the Elite and unplugged it to hear the change because its just too much work to pull everything out. Once you've heard it all connected in its full glory, its hard to go back. One cable unplugged changed the presentation in a dramatic way.

    Dave
    Speakers: Rockport Avior, Rockport Mira, B&W 803D
    Amps: Nagra HD Monos & McIntosh MC601 & MC303
    Pre: Nagra HD Pre (release date TBD)
    Source: Aurender W20, Esoteric K-01X & G-01
    Cable: Transparent Audio Ref Gen 5

  2. #32
    Quote Originally Posted by SuperDave View Post
    So I got the flu last Thursday and felt like my system was missing something. I attributed this loss to being sick until my wife said the same thing. She never talks about sound, just listens. I pulled the rack out and noticed that one Thor SE banana plug had fallen off the Elite from the HD amp. Got it back on and BOOM, like a new system again. Before reconnecting the Thor SE, we described the sound as resolving but lifeless. I never hooked up the Elite and unplugged it to hear the change because its just too much work to pull everything out. Once you've heard it all connected in its full glory, its hard to go back. One cable unplugged changed the presentation in a dramatic way.

    Dave
    Hope you are feeling better again, Dave. We got a flu epidemic here as well.

    Nice to read that both you and your wife noticed something was missing in the music reproduction and that ‘bad luck ‘ - a Thor se getting disconnected from your amp - turned out in a(n) (additional) confirmation: adding the Elite/Thor se combination raises the level of your audio set up into (BOOM) a new system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Audiocrack View Post
    Hope you are feeling better again, Dave. We got a flu epidemic here as well.

    Nice to read that both you and your wife noticed something was missing in the music reproduction and that ‘bad luck ‘ - a Thor se getting disconnected from your amp - turned out in a(n) (additional) confirmation: adding the Elite/Thor se combination raises the level of your audio set up into (BOOM) a new system.
    Thanks Rudolf,
    I posted on your LA thread as well but had to tell you the Emperor mkII's show Miguel's attention to detail in every way. I can't wait to hear about it when you get them installed. Miguel told 19lbs for the 10ft!! I hope they bring much joy!

    Dave
    Speakers: Rockport Avior, Rockport Mira, B&W 803D
    Amps: Nagra HD Monos & McIntosh MC601 & MC303
    Pre: Nagra HD Pre (release date TBD)
    Source: Aurender W20, Esoteric K-01X & G-01
    Cable: Transparent Audio Ref Gen 5

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    Quote Originally Posted by Audiocrack View Post
    Hope you are feeling better again, Dave. We got a flu epidemic here as well.

    Nice to read that both you and your wife noticed something was missing in the music reproduction and that ‘bad luck ‘ - a Thor se getting disconnected from your amp - turned out in a(n) (additional) confirmation: adding the Elite/Thor se combination raises the level of your audio set up into (BOOM) a new system.
    +1 on the feeling better part Dave....I had a touch of the flu or food poisoning a few weeks back and was not fun. I was too sick to listen for a day.....that is pretty sick.

    and +1 on the inadvertent disconnect of the Thor's and how it does confirm the effect. whenever I'm messing behind my gear (adjusting cartridge loading for instance), the Thor's being the heaviest, as well as the least securely connected cable to grounding posts, can be easily bumped off. then shortly I realize the sound is more connected to the speakers and not as dimensional and look to see one or the other of my Thor's have come loose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Lavigne View Post
    +1 on the feeling better part Dave....I had a touch of the flu or food poisoning a few weeks back and was not fun. I was too sick to listen for a day.....that is pretty sick.

    and +1 on the inadvertent disconnect of the Thor's and how it does confirm the effect. whenever I'm messing behind my gear (adjusting cartridge loading for instance), the Thor's being the heaviest, as well as the least securely connected cable to grounding posts, can be easily bumped off. then shortly I realize the sound is more connected to the speakers and not as dimensional and look to see one or the other of my Thor's have come loose.
    Thanks Mike! It was the flu but felt like food poisoning and like you said, i had no desire to listen. Disturbingly sick. I bought all of Rudolf's Thor SE cables at predetermined lengths, so incorporating all of them left little room for component placement. The Nagra Classic pre is pretty light weight compared to the other components and sits pretty high on the rack. The Thor SE pulls it back every time. I did buy some clamps that don't squeeze the cables, only the rack. They take the pressure off the grouding posts and hopefully keep them connected. Congrats on the Lamm and room!

    Dave
    Speakers: Rockport Avior, Rockport Mira, B&W 803D
    Amps: Nagra HD Monos & McIntosh MC601 & MC303
    Pre: Nagra HD Pre (release date TBD)
    Source: Aurender W20, Esoteric K-01X & G-01
    Cable: Transparent Audio Ref Gen 5

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperDave View Post
    Thanks Mike! It was the flu but felt like food poisoning and like you said, i had no desire to listen. Disturbingly sick. I bought all of Rudolf's Thor SE cables at predetermined lengths, so incorporating all of them left little room for component placement. The Nagra Classic pre is pretty light weight compared to the other components and sits pretty high on the rack. The Thor SE pulls it back every time. I did buy some clamps that don't squeeze the cables, only the rack. They take the pressure off the grouding posts and hopefully keep them connected. Congrats on the Lamm and room!

    Dave
    thank you!

    I use clamps and Velcro tape when I can to take the weight off things if I can work it out. or even pasta hangers and string. not ultimate elegance but the answer to some questions. this can also allow certain decoupling approaches to perform better.
    Wave Kin. NVS tt, AS-2000 ord. (2) Durand Telos (1-Sapphire) arms, CA Gold Stat, Ort Anna carts, -2- Studer A-820 RTR (1/4" + 1/2").*MSB Select II dac w/33 Femto clock + mono powerbases, SGM serv + (2x) 30 tb NAS. *darT NHB-18NS w/2 phonos, King-Cello. *dart 458 mono blocks. EA MM7. *Equi=tech 10WQ, (10) Abso Fid PC & (2) Evo Acou PC. *Evo Acou 12' TRSC and 8m + 1.25m 'zeel' ic's, *Tripoint Troy Sig + Elite, Entreq Sil Tel + Pos, *Herzan TS-140 & TS-150, Wave Kin. A10 U8's + 2NS, Adona GTX.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperDave View Post
    Thanks Rudolf,
    I posted on your LA thread as well but had to tell you the Emperor mkII's show Miguel's attention to detail in every way. I can't wait to hear about it when you get them installed. Miguel told 19lbs for the 10ft!! I hope they bring much joy!

    Dave
    Pretty sure they will (indeed) bring much joy, Dave. The Emperor master reference mk ii ground cable exceeds Miguel’s expectations in a (very) significant way. Actually he and his friend Pedro raved about what the new 1m ‘Anaconda’ was doing in Miguel’s audio system. Undoubtedly it is a matter of his attention to detail but imho Miguel is also an ‘audio wizard’.

    Once the cables have settled and I fully understand what they are doing I will surely report my findings.

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