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    CH Precision Announces New 10 Series

    I wish they would get the M10 out, so I could find a M1.1 from someone upgrading :).
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    DS Audio Ionizer

    Living in Chicago, winter is brutal for static build up so I took a chance and purchased one awhile back. Finally had a free evening to try out mine and was very pleased. Records came off the platter with zero static charge, where as prior to the device the amount of static build up was very...
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    Running Springs Audio fans?

    6 years later, my running springs gear was sold to a friend and now using a Shunyata 6000T. Was already using Shunyata power cords, and I liked what they did in my system so I tried the 6000T. It brought an improvement in providing a lower noise floor, and I was hearing small details in music...
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    Visit to Goebel company

    The Gobel setup from the 2018 show was one of my favorites. But the cost of the Aeon's was above my threshold. I live in Chicago, so Axpona is always on my "todo" list. A trip to FL during winter is always an option as well, as the wife will never say no to escaping the cold weather for a...
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    Visit to Goebel company

    As someone who is shopping the M2 and Rockport Avior II, my interest is certainly peaked..
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    Alternative considerations to the Pass X260.8 for my VSA Endeavor SE

    Thanks for sharing the feedback and congrats on the new amps :).
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    Audio Research Ref 6 vs Pass Labs XP 22/ XP 30

    No, but my short summary is that they are faster, control my speakers better, bass is much more defined, and the Lows/Mids/Highs are more balanced. PeterA has a great writeup on the .5 vs .8 and his findings are spot on.
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    Audio Research Ref 6 vs Pass Labs XP 22/ XP 30

    Thanks Alex. Yes, I remember our Axpona conversation and you were spot on. I need to plan a CA trip... The new YG speaker caught my eye, as I’m considering what’s next down the road.. M2 (ugh the $$$), Rockport Avior II, YG Vantage
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    Audio Research Ref 6 vs Pass Labs XP 22/ XP 30

    I thought it paired well, and the XP20 was in my system for a long time. It is neutral sounding without being cold/analytical. It really helped me hear the differences in the 100.5’s to the 160.8’s when I made that change. My system is in a smaller room, and as my system evolved I noticed...
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    Audio Research Ref 6 vs Pass Labs XP 22/ XP 30

    I have the XA160.8 and had a XP20. Auditioned the Ref 6 and it was not for me, but then I was able to audition a Ref10 and couldn’t believe the preamp was made by the same company. It didn’t leave the house. I also have auditioned the XS preamp when I had the XA100.5 and it was another great...
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    How satisfied?

    How satisfied? Very much for both Audio and spouse :). Its been a ten year journey to arrive at the system I listen to (and 28 years of my wife putting up with me and my various toys). That said, I'm always exploring new ways to improve on what I have (its the engineer in me) and perhaps...
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    Halloween Treats

    Its a snowy Halloween day in Chicago, which means the kid traffic will be light and I'll have some time to starting listening to a demo setup that arrived :).
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    Point 5 vs Point 8 amplifiers

    I’ve owned the 30.5, 60.5’s, 100.5’s, and now the 160.8’s. Peter’s writeup on the .5 vs .8 was spot on based on what I heard in my system. My short summary is that if you prefer a slightly warmer presentation, the 0.5 series will not disappoint. The trade off here to the 0.8 will be a bit...
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    DCS Vivaldi

    For wallet friendly digital cables: Geistnote's Apogee Wyde Eye 75Ω BNC Word Clock Cable for the future clock connections. DH labs for the duel AES cables. I use the above in my system and they perform well above their price points.

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