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  1. Kingrex

    What is it about most audiophile cable designs that make cables sound like Tone Controls?

    I have their 2400 Air speaker cables and Interconnects. The speaker cable is very good. The interconnect is also good, but a $200 coaxial cable I had was hard to distinguish from the inakustik. Another coaxial interconnect I had sucked. I threw that one out. I like my Genesis interconnect...
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    Acoustical Treatment for Listening Room Floor

    I heard someone call it a frog in the pot. I need REW too. You just don't know till your trained.
  3. Kingrex

    DYI Open-Baffle Speakers - is it hard to do?

    Did you ever build a speaker?
  4. Kingrex

    The Search For The Perfect Sound. WA Post Article

    https://apple.news/AGQ5pmtXJRTu1WJNGpGx2BA Interesting. Nothing new but a fun read.
  5. Kingrex

    What is it about most audiophile cable designs that make cables sound like Tone Controls?

    Yes you are guessing and making assumptions.
  6. Kingrex

    The Worlds Best Listening Room?

    I hope the Orpheum in Vancouver BC sound good. I am watching Stewart Copland play there on Saturday.
  7. Kingrex

    Dedicated Manufacturer Sub-Forums Sponsored by Manufacturers

    I don't really see the big deal. I have wanted a Pure Audio Project thread. I have had a lot of crossover, cable and setup questions over the years. What I wish the forum had was a table of content for some of the threads. And a way to group subject information. I'm sure it would be a big...
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    What is it about most audiophile cable designs that make cables sound like Tone Controls?

    I find myself consternated over the subject of cables for a few reason. Just to clarify, I do believe a well designed electrical system with good cables will shunt some frequencies of RF noise. Its not going to do anything for 3rd, 5th etc harmonics. I have never seen any filter remove this...
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    What is it about most audiophile cable designs that make cables sound like Tone Controls?

    I don't know I accept a high quality cable reduces noise. What noise are you talking about. I do agree a power conditioner reduces noise, but again, what noise and at what frequency, and at what point in the system. And did that device do something to make the sound unnatural to some.
  10. Kingrex

    On Cables

    I don't disagree but I feel its a narrow answer. Impedance is very important when it comes to speaker cables and the amp, cable, speaker relationship. Bruce explains is much better than I do. He is helping me with a customer with a 62 foot speaker/ interconnect run. I also am not comfortable...
  11. Kingrex

    On Cables

    You don't think varnish is a type of insulation?
  12. Kingrex

    On Cables

    @MarkusBarkus I bet guys like Ralph or Nelson could do it. Transmission lines in a Circuit Board are at times well thought out. And those boards operate at much higher speeds with less distortions. Yet here we are with our transmission lines connecting equipment and not a thought goes...
  13. Kingrex

    On Cables

    Per Ralph Morrison "When a wave reaches the end of a transmission line terminated in a reaistor equal to its characteristic impedance, there is no reflection. " It makes me wonder if people spend too much time chasing name brands instead of understanding the circuit and applying the correct...
  14. Kingrex

    QSA : My take on their expensive products

    Per the manufacturer. Take care in application as to not cause shorts or unwanted resistance from excess material being applied and crossing dielectric boundaries intended in many connections. Remember if you are concerned with the application process you can seek help from a learned...
  15. Kingrex

    On Cables

    I don't like Ching Cheng cables for the following reasons. Let me first say, I use them in some places. Mostly power supplies for items such as speed controllers for my TT or my tape deck where they only power the motors that move the tape. The heads are wired out. They are excellent from a...
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    Shunyata Grounding System

    I have seen this stuff. I think material, density, how its applied all matters. I have investigated foils, fabrics, paints. They can all work. Maybe great to make a copper foll liner in the rack and attach a ground box to it. I pretty consistently believe its better to keep noise out...
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    Shunyata Grounding System

    Why Shunyata over other ground box solutions.
  18. Kingrex

    Shunyata Grounding System

    I know a couple people with the issue but don't want to start pitching a possible solution without some anecdotal evidence it may help. In that reguard.
  19. Kingrex

    Shunyata Grounding System

    Are you saying, someone with a phono pre that is playing radio, can pull all the RF out of their vinyl rig and get rid of that annoyance?
  20. Kingrex

    Does Music Have To Sound Real To Elicit Emotion

    I am not leaving digital. I use it way to much. There are lots of albums I find via digital. It plays all of my background music. My wife uses it all the time. For years I played my vinyl and digital against one another to understand what was in need of improvement. My digital now needs...
  21. Kingrex

    Does Music Have To Sound Real To Elicit Emotion

    Since upping my vinyl with the Mammoth cart and dialing in my tape, my digital leaves me totally flat. Sitting here digesting and typing. A time my stereo can pull me out of whatever and grab my attention. Not tonight. I may have to drop some vinyl.
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    Does Music Have To Sound Real To Elicit Emotion

    I started out with the thread really thinking natural and real sound was not necessarily required to elicit an emotion. As I ponder and have additional experiences, I am starting to think that a high level of realism surely does not hurt. And may really help to put ones mind in a place where...
  23. Kingrex

    On Cables

    Refer makes all cables sound better.
  24. Kingrex

    Koetsu

    JR video was very informative about croastalk. I now understand what it is.
  25. Kingrex

    On Cables

    Combo unit in most every kitchen. Refrigerator/Freezer. As opposed to say a deep well freezer in your basement. Or a wine refrigerator. Its the compressor in the freezer section of my unit that is making the modulating hum.
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    QSA : My take on their expensive products

    I would take Deoxit G series pure solution and use it on the ends of any fuse. I think you will be shocked what it does. It may close the gap between some of these fuses. I almost wonder if any of these makers have already use some sort of enhancement such as Deoxit already. Some people...
  27. Kingrex

    Electrical power panel

    Rugy, I am sorry if I missed your forum submission. My mail does not make it obvious when a request comes through my website. I need to fix that. I see your request now when I look back. I have been working through a few projects. I have family from out of town visiting and I am traveling...
  28. Kingrex

    On Cables

    As a consideration, I find certain cables to have more impact than others. If I had to grade them from most to least I would say Speaker Power USB Interconnect. For this reason I would go with a longer interconnect over a longer speaker. You can go with as long a power cable as you want, as...
  29. Kingrex

    On Cables

    Not very well. I have a rack that is functional but not isolated. The TT is on a 1/2" piece of acrylic on the rack. The phono pre is on a 1/2" corian with footers on top of that. I am limited by space. I need a tripple wide rack and its hard to get one. I am thinking of breaking down my...
  30. Kingrex

    On Cables

    I'm interested in the vibrations. I have a refer/freezer that has a low modulating hum that couples with my phono stage. I was wondering if it was in the air. Maybe into the tubes. Someone else said what about the floor. Then Peter said he has pillars in his basement. My basement is a...

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