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  1. Re: McIntosh MC75 MkIII mono tube power amplifier review

    Thanks Dan. I have bought cable and plugs from Chris in the past. He is great too deal with; good prices and fast shipping.
  2. Re: McIntosh MC75 MkIII mono tube power amplifier review

    Dan-

    Great to see new life being pumped into the McIntosh site here at the 'sharks. Also nice to read such positive press on the MC 75's; they always seemed to be on the back burner in the Mc...
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    Re: Curious Cable Evolved USB

    Paraphrasing from the website and an email I recieved:

    "More resolution; larger front to rear sound stage; more space between instruments; more detail."

    Currently using a Venom and recently...
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    Curious Cable Evolved USB

    This cable has just caught my eye. Anyone know anything of it?

    Thanks,

    John
  5. Thread: Amazon Music

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    Re: Amazon Music

    Amen to that Brother! Yes there is an abundance of material available for listen but the bottom line is sound quality.
    I have NO desire to drop down the streaming "rabbit hole" spending thousands of...
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    Re: The Audiohpile Ear

    Serge-

    As a guy that will drink a Cab with flounder, I think I may pass on that video. LOL!
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    Re: Hi From Singapore

    Welcome! Nothing like the convenience of a digital server!
    Lots of great information here to get the gears turning and help in your purchase decisions!
  8. Thread: Hello from NYC

    by JohnJ
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    Re: Hello from NYC

    Hello Ahofer from just upstate.
    Close to your neighborhood the other day while strolling from West End/80's to Broadway/40's to see "Come From Away."
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    Re: Hello from Albany, NY

    Backpacker-

    Welcome from Orange County, NY. BTW, grew up in the Caldwell area and bought my TT from John R.
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    Re: Modern Mcitntosh Gear - How's it sound?

    I like it, but then again, I call myself "McIntosh Blind." Various amps in the current offering do have slightly different "voicing."
    I once heard a Bryston system against a McIntosh system. Both...
  11. Re: Vacation/Going out town; when do you personally decide to power down/unplug your gear?

    My system is on a separate circuit. I do throw the breaker. I also unplug the TV's and cable boxes.
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    Re: a trip up the digital stream

    aKnyght-

    Thank you for sharing your great project and detailing start to finish. It allows others with a little inclination to do the same.
    Have you traveled to northern India/Tibet?
  13. Thread: DIY Power Cords

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    Re: DIY Power Cords

    Just to get back to this.

    I did build the cable described on page two of this thread. The total cost was about $140.
    Comparing it to one made with DH Labs Power Plus Cable and the basic Wattgate...
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    Re: DH Labs Revelation interconnects

    JayT-

    I too have been happy with the various cables made using DH Labs cable. For power cables the Power Plus with basic Wattgate plugs nicely improved the sound over the stock cable. I use Red...
  15. Re: Need help optimizing my laptop workstation audio

    Conejo23-

    Welcome to "computer hi-fi." Your present set-up with the MacBKPro and Audirvana is a great start. An external DAC plugged into your stereo will definitely improve the sound quality. You...
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    Re: OK, I gotta ask.....

    The "c" and one "i" are silent.
  17. Re: Behind the blue: The making of McIntosh's iconic amplifiers

    Touring the McIntosh factory and seeing the actual production process, makes one realize how much value there is in their products.
    Thanks Dan!
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    Re: McIntosh C52 vs. C1100

    One more thing, the C 1100 does not have a built in DAC. But... you already have a well regarded DAC so no issue.
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    Re: McIntosh C52 vs. C1100

    This is not the comparison you were looking for, but you may be able to gleam some insight none the less.

    Having moved from a C 2500 to a C 1100 about 6 months ago yes, there is a difference...
  20. Thread: DIY Power Cords

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    Re: DIY Power Cords

    Dznutz-

    I made some power cables with braided shielding. The manufacturer of the cable recommended attaching the shield to the ground wire on the wall socket side. I seem to remember the reason...
  21. Thread: DIY Power Cords

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    Re: DIY Power Cords

    OK, i wasn't a EE major but, I am curious as to what you find troublesome in this design?
  22. Thread: DIY Power Cords

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    Re: DIY Power Cords

    Here's an interesting read on DIY power cables:

    http://www.image99.net/blog/files/be8de0c383c5434907610d6b55049e69-75.html

    i am going to try this design using the basic copper Furutech...
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    Re: SonarQuest AC Plugs

    Jack and Speedskater-

    Thanks for the info. Cables are an area I tread lightly in and feel diminishing returns quickly pile up.
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    Re: Hello from New Jersey

    Welcome Tony!

    Grew up in Essex County. Been upstate for decades now but just a few yards from the Jersey border.
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    SonarQuest AC Plugs

    Hey There DIYer's-

    I have made all my power cords using DH Labs wire (RedWave on Amps and PowerPlus on the other components) and Wattgate Edison and IEC connects (Gold Plated with RedWavw and...
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