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    Re: The Audio High-End Has a Cadillac Problem

    Serge-If your son is making a six figure salary and he canít afford a home, he is obviously living in a state with ridiculously priced real estate. Thatís a choice many people make for a variety of...
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    Re: The Audio High-End Has a Cadillac Problem

    Mike- I totally agree with your post. I would add that high end audio started long before the 1970s. There were guys who had dream systems in the 1950s. There has always been expensive gear for...
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    Re: The Audio High-End Has a Cadillac Problem

    Serge, most people who werenít born with a silver spoon in their mouth had to work hard to get to where we currently are. I donít think I knew anyone in their twenties when I was in my twenties that...
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    Re: The Audio High-End Has a Cadillac Problem

    Yes, I told her and she gets it. You have to have some private space IMO and mine is my dedicated sound room. I built an addition to my house I owned in Indiana before we retired and moved to TN...
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    Re: The Audio High-End Has a Cadillac Problem

    Serge, I donít find much to agree with from your above post. The market is already flooded with Chinese audio products and products manufactured in China by global brands under their names.

    I...
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    Re: The Audio High-End Has a Cadillac Problem

    Robís comments are valid. Not all people that retire downsize their home. I lost count of how many people at work asked me if I was downsizing my house after I retired. My answer was always the...
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    Re: Anyone dumping their power conditiner?

    Smiley faces can have double meanings too Bud. Just because you put a smiley face on words you used doesn't mean you don't believe what you just wrote.
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    Re: Anyone dumping their power conditiner?

    Did you miss this:

    ďI will never ditch my Shunyata power conditioner! It does a lot for my sound. Anyone that claims otherwise needs to get a more resolving system or a new set of earsĒ
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    Re: Ethernet switch box

    I donít own a switch, I have a router. I also didnít tell anyone to buy an off the shelf switch to attach to their router. I also would never take advice from someone that canít keep noise and hum...
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    Re: Ethernet switch box

    Talking about linear power supplies in this thread was an offshoot that started after I mentioned digital dingleberries. This occurred after you decided to butt in with comments about my digital...
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    Re: Ethernet switch box

    If you couldnít measure what an Ethernet switch does, then they couldnít have been designed, manufactured, and tested so letís stop saying you canít measure what an Ethernet switch does.
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    Re: Ethernet switch box

    Companies who design, manufacture, and test switches can certainly measure what an Ethernet switch does. Things get dicey when utility products that have been used for decades by commercial...
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    Re: Ethernet switch box

    What donít I understand any of?
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    Re: Ethernet switch box

    I wouldn't be ready to take that leap of faith. They are both stored digital files that you are calling up and playing. Some people are adamant that the best sounding digital reproduction is going...
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    Re: Ethernet switch box

    Says who? What is a "good CD player"? What CD players have you used to compare against streaming the same music.
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    Are you serious? I can't believe you are an engineer and you made that statement. We damn sure have figured out how to take measurements and prove that something works. It's called science. We...
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    Re: Ethernet switch box

    I do think there could be sonic improvements to be had by replacing a SMPS with a linear power supply, but Iím not sure all digital devices will benefit equally. In my setup, I would like to hear...
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    Re: Ethernet switch box

    And we haven't even mentioned hot rod clocks. Let's face it, there are audiophiles who love adding as many devices as they can to their streaming network and that doesn't include power cords...
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    Re: Ethernet switch box

    That's hilarious, especially coming from you.
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    Re: Ethernet switch box

    How many audiophile switches do you think Tidal and Quobuz are running?
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    Re: Ethernet switch box

    I don't feel the need to add digital dingleberries to my network to chase after the ghosts of "hash/gremlins" that I can't hear. Funny how people can convince other people they need to spend money...
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    Re: Ethernet switch box

    If you are primarily streaming with your digital rig, it has to be connected to the network. What does ďhave no effect on EthernetĒ mean?
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    Re: Ethernet switch box

    At the end of the day, we all post our experiences. And when you snipe about armchair quarterbacks not on the field playing the game, I guess you need to identify the game you are playing. I have a...
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    Re: Ethernet switch box

    Thatís one explanation.
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    Re: Ethernet switch box

    And you have to separate out regular audiophiles from Brand Ambassadors, shills, and gorilla marketers.
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