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    Tell Us What Tweaks You Use That You Swear By

    The one in my system that I have used through all three versions is The System Enhancer by Jim Auld from Purist Audio Design

    Definitely a thumbs up, way up

    http://www.puristaudiodesign.com/pro...ies/sysenh.htm
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    Cardas Frequency Sweep and Burn-in Record
    http://www.cardas.com/content.php?ar...s&product_id=5
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    PS Audio power regeneration. Mine is an older unit:



    But they have moved on to newer models.

    It is fun to change the frequency and see if there is an impact. Many other tweaks don't lend themselves to simple A/B (you can't change cables fast enough for example). But this one is easy. Set it to 60 Hz and then dial up and down and see what happens (give it a second or two as the effect in your electronics is not immediate due to capacitors holding charge). You can even have someone else do it so that it is a blind test!

    Be warned though, the boxes generate a ton of heat and are big and heavy. Mine is heavier than a higher power amp yet it only has enough juice to power my front-end.

    In my testing with DACs, there is an upside down U-shape graph impacting performance. You change the frequency up and the sound gets better but then when you go a notch or two, it degrades again. This makes it easy to find the optimal point. And gets past placebo effect that "more is better."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Williams View Post
    The one in my system that I have used through all three versions is The System Enhancer by Jim Auld from Purist Audio Design

    Definitely a thumbs up, way up

    http://www.puristaudiodesign.com/pro...ies/sysenh.htm
    Steve, is this basically a 'break-in' CD? I don't really understand the demagnatizing ability of it.

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    I don't understand it either. I just use it as a burn-in-disk. I have used all 3 versions of it over the past 6-7 years
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    Interesting. I have about 250 hours now on my MM2's. I have just been using a CD that has a veriety of bass, highs, dynamics, etc. But I wouldn't mind trying somethng that might speed the break-in process up a little!

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    Bill

    I gave a copy of the latest version to Marty. Give him a call and he will get it to you
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    When i am not satisfied with the sound i change the music program.If this doesn't help,a shot of Southern Comfort on the rocks makes things sound nicer!
    Of course this works best with classical and operas...
    For listening to rock and pop...usually beer does the trick better!
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    Quote Originally Posted by soundofvoid View Post
    When i am not satisfied with the sound i change the music program.If this doesn't help,a shot of Southern Comfort on the rocks makes things sound nicer!
    Of course this works best with classical and operas...
    For listening to rock and pop...usually beer does the trick better!
    John....Southern Comfort?? I would have thought you would have said Ouzo
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    Yes! Adult beverages are a great tweak! Unfortunately they're not a very permanant tweak.

    And sometimes quite costly the following morning.
    Last edited by Rutgar; 05-06-2010 at 05:18 PM.

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