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  • Re: What Are You Listening To?

    It appears their latest album, Hardwired To Self Destruct, was playing at the point of the screen capture. I use random shuffle to play so there is no order how the songs play.
  • New Cambridge-Audio UHD 4K Blue Ray Player

    I'm not optimistic about this player. They removed the DACs, no analog out, to concentrate on picture quality. While I like the idea, since I do not use the DACs in my Oppo 203 UHD 4K player, I think at $1200 dollars it is over priced. I can not imagine the picture is that much better than the Oppo 203, and if Oppo removed the analog from the 203 they could probably sell it for $400 versus the current $500.

    http://4k.com/news/meet-cambridge-audios-new-4k-blu-ray-player-with-dolby-vision-the-cxuhd-20905/
  • Re: Want to stick my toe in the "power cord" pool...

    So. I am 68 with a bit of tinnitus in my left ear, and I can hear power cord, and other cable, improvements in sound. It is obvious. I have some state of the art power noise conditioning gear, and as Skip said, you don't realize the 'noise' is there until it is gone.
  • Re: Want to stick my toe in the "power cord" pool...

    daddyjt wrote: »
    I received the MIT AC-1 from Greg several days ago, but due to a hectic work schedule at the moment, didn't get time to implement it and listen until last night.

    I will cut right to the chase and say yes - I CAN hear a difference. It is subtle, but it is undeniable. I swapped back and forth several times, to verify what I was hearing, and it is there. Specifically, the opening of Fleetwood Mac's Gold Dust Woman, when the cymbal joins the tambourine - the separation between the two sounds is greatly improved with the MIT cord. Also, on Chris Rea's Road to Hell, the space around his voice in the opening, and the clarity of the bass guitar in pt2 are very much improved with the MIT.

    This is difficult for me to admit, because I have been a d**k on the issue of power cords in the past. I guess it just comes down to the fact that just because it doesn't make sense, or I can't explain it, doesn't mean it's not there. I hereby apologize to anyone that I may have offended in the past, with my narrow-minded views. And as always, thank you for the guidance and advice. I will be upgrading the rest of my cords as finances allow. Much more listening to come!

    For what it's worth, I have found the biggest audio improvement cable wise has been from power cords and power conditioning gear. At first this was just a WTF insight, but as I have learned more I more I realize it makes sense. Basically, it is the ability to deal with instantaneous current, and noise filtration.

    Read the Shunyata technical articles to learn more.

    http://www.shunyata.com/index.php/support/faqs

    http://www.shunyata.com/index.php/support/technical-articles/2017-technology-guide

    http://www.shunyata.com/index.php/support/videos
  • Re: Want to stick my toe in the "power cord" pool...

    I started with Pangea, but once I experienced a Shunyata Venom power cable I was hooked. The Venom HC for amps is in your range, new. The Cable Company will give you a few dollars off.

    Good luck.

    https://www.thecableco.com/Catalog/Power-Cables

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