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    Center Stage 2

    Except the re-settling time makes these comparisons very difficult to do.
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    Doctor's Orders-Part Two-The New Listening Room Of Steve Williams

    Hi Steve, I don't have any experience with R2R but is there ever an issue with "tape bleed"? I ask because I was listening to a 2xHD Getz/Gilberto hires download and on some tracks this is audible. G
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Hi PR13. I don't have an Extreme yet but after following this thread since Christmas, and contacting several kind folk here privately, I have just placed an order. Like all hi-end gear, I consider these "extra bits" as simply fine tuning to one's own preference; if you care to experiment. Even...
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Hi Roy, Thanks for being so generous and sharing your experience with the Extreme. I was intrigued by one of your earlier comments; " I was hearing much larger improvement with a single D2 Setchi applied to the USB port on my InnuOS Zenith SE and this may be due to the better anti-vibration...
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Hi Roy, You mean to say you are using this USB optical device on your main system even if you don't need the "extra-length"? SlimRun + Sablon USB is better than Sablon USB alone direct from Extreme? G
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    :eek:Definitely a problem in the "First World Category"!!
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Hi ctydwn. What were you using before for reference? G
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    Taiko Audio Daiza platforms.

    How does Bamboo ply compare to Daiza? Seems to have some of the characteristics of Panzeholz but I appreciate it hasn't been "tuned" with the cut-outs and foam inserts. G
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    Taiko Audio Daiza platforms.

    Hi Emile, I've read that Daizas should be used on a flat surface. I have a very basic steel rack with MDF shelves. They are supported in the corners by 4 small upside down spikes which can be adjusted to level the shelves. Have you any customers with similar racks that have successfully used...
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    Doctor's Orders-Part Two-The New Listening Room Of Steve Williams

    Hi Lukasz, Perhaps I'm missing something here. If the DAC is "fully open" when using a preamp, what is the point of having a volume control on the DAC? G
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    Center Stage2 White Paper for Owners and Potential Owners

    Hi Joe. I need some footers for my Chord DAVE DAC and Blu2 CD player 5 and 7kg respectively. Would you still recommend the 1.0's over the 0.8's?
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    SOtM sNH-10G Network Switches x2 : The NEW KING of USB/Network Gadget Setup

    This was all along referenced to to cd played from a clocked via Esoteric G02, Cybershaft OP17, Quartzlock 10M and now Mutec Ref 10 op20 with previously DCS Pucinni and Esoteric K01 and K01x. Tidal now does not lose or even sound better than playimg CD's. I not longer have space for a cd...
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    Avantgarde Horn Speakers

    Hi All, Interesting reading about AG and noisy amps. My father has AG Duos with tube amps so I know what you mean. I use my Chord DAVE DAC (2W) to direct drive my Voxativ 9.87 (105dB) via the RCA output terminated with spades on the speaker end with good results. This is only possible because...
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    PSI Audio AVAA C20 Active Bass Absorber

    HI QuadD, Which bass freq. did you have trouble eliminating with the QRD's and diaphragmatic absorbers? Did you measure your room before and after applying the PSI AVVA's or did you do it just by ear? Regards, Geoff
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    SOtM sNH-10G Network Switches x2 : The NEW KING of USB/Network Gadget Setup

    Hi All, These improvements using sequential audiophile switches; do they apply to local playback or streaming? Geoff
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    ZL Technologies by KS Park of Allnic Audio

    Hi Ketcham. Thanks for sharing. Were you using High Fidelity AC Power Cables previously? If so. which one? Can you please share your system details. Geoff
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    My monitor/subwoofer system

    I agree. I also run crossover-less and don’t think the potential gains outweigh the negatives.
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    My monitor/subwoofer system

    Hi Guys, I came across this interesting article about subwoofer setup during my research that speaks about this issue of time alignment which I think you may find interesting. It is actually from the JL audio "help center"...
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    My monitor/subwoofer system

    Oh wait, it was me. :) Which track was that? G
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    My monitor/subwoofer system

    From the listener's view, front and rear edges of the speakers line up. Until I had made the drawing I had not realized that, while the centers of the speakers are slightly off-axis when judged by the listener's eyes, they are more on-axis with the ears. The triangle in the drawing is measured...
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    ZenWave Audio D4 Interconnect

    Hi Dave, Thanks for you contribution and industry insight on WBF. Would the D4/D5 IC be overkill for a subwoofer setup if the crossover is in the 100Hz range? Does the characteristics of resolution/clarity extend into the bass or would a UPOCC Cu cable be adequate? Is that a specific...
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    My monitor/subwoofer system

    Hi Al, Very nice setup. Are you using Zenwave D4 interconnects for your subs? If so, do you think there is much to gain with this compared to generic RAC/XLR interconnects given that the crossover is so low; 30-40Hz? Can you also share your experience with the Zenwave SMSG speaker cable and...

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