Its only day one but after a couple of hours listening to the awesome black crows im starting to think that the system does sound a bit better, and im a cynic on this issue but I thought I would give it a try.
Im going to order a better mains extension to see if that make a difference
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Cyrus Stream XP, Arcam AVR 400, Cyrus Pre DAC QX, 2 Cyrus X Power in mono, Apple TV, Kef R300, Kef R100, KEF R200c , Chord Carnival SilverScreen, Rel T2 with Chord Cobra Plus, Chord Signature digital interconects, Chord Signature Tuned Aray Analouge interconects, Russ Anderws Power Max Plus Mains Leads, Sky HD, Denon 2010 Blu-Ray.
Home Office- Cyrus Streamline , PMC Twenty21
normally you can see all that there is a cover for the mains area as part of the rack
Get one that you can return......distance selling regs are your friend, if you don't get a sympathetic seller.
The other crowd that do this sort of thing is: http://www.mains-cables-r-us.co.uk/9-mains-extention-products.
It is worth speaking to someone more knowledgeable than me, to get the other side......because there is another side.
Which one are you thinking of getting?
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I'm glad you're enjoying your new cables. Honestly I really am .
But as you're not comparing them to the old cables in a 'blind' comparison you should be wary and sceptical of any differences that you hear. If you know which set of cables you're using you may simply be succumbing to the effects of expection bias.
PC > AVI Neutron Five 2.1
Sony NWZ-A847 64GB Walkman > Westone UM3x
the main issue is finding one that fits in the mains space of the Hark stand but having had a good look the Isotek EV03 polaris is the front runner, but as you say I want to be able to sent it back if I dont think it is improving playback.
yeah steve 1979 i know what you mean. I love music, hence the Hi Fi hobby, so I find it really easy to get sucked into the tunes and forget about the hi fi kit but in some ways this is what defines good kit. I never look for anything in kit apart from enjoyment of the music and anything that make the music better is a good thing.
So long as you're enjoying your music and hifi that's all that matters at the end of the day.
Russ Andrews... some are too obsessed or.... ?
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So far :)
I've nearly finished a bottle of Corton "Clos du Roi" 2006 and you could get several of those for the price of this stuff. I guess it's a question of values but I'd rather have the genuine pleasure of several bottles of fine Burgundy than the dubious benefit of some pieces of copper.
Mmm, nice. Which domaine?
I'm with you on this one. Great red Burgundy is magical, and its taste stays in the memory for years. (Though I'd strongly recommend trying some fine German pinot noir e.g. from Rudolf Furst or Enderle & Moll, which is better VFM than Burgundy and has the same magic.)
What classical music are you listening to?
I prefer Australian table wines myself..
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it can't affect sound quality so buy it on looks, if you think it's worth the money.
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New Zealand is producing some fine Pinot nowadays too.
Absolutely! I'm 100% with people who say they can hear a difference from whatever piece of kit they buy. What gets my goat is when people surround it with pseudo-science! If someone hears something that becomes evidence and has to be taken into account. When people tell me "Shielded cables using a metal foil which shunt electromagnetic energy to the ground." I have a hissy fit and like Goering I reach for my Browning.
When people tell me "Shielded cables using a metal foil which shunt electromagnetic energy to the ground." I have a hissy fit and like Goering I reach for my Browning.
This is the passage I lifted it from:
"RF and interference signals can be reduced by adding screening or shielding the
complete cable. A cable shield may be composed of braided strands of a metal such
as copper or a non-braided spiral winding of copper tape, or a layer of conducting
polymer; a metal foil which is bonded to a plastic film. This is the type of shielding
used for Atlas EOS power cables and the shield acts as a Faraday cage so that any
electrical signals on the outside of the cage will not be present on the inside of the
cage. The shield works by shunting electromagnetic energy (the RF or interference
signal) to the ground. To do this effectively a shield needs to cover the conductors
completely, so that RF energy cannot readily pass through any holes in the shield; it
must have good conductivity so that energy can be easily conducted to the ground;
and naturally there must be a good connection to the ground at the end of the cable."
If you think it's b*ll*x, give John Carrick a ring and I'm sure will be happy to explain further.
I agree that metal foil can make an effective shield against RFI and may be useful in a few rare cases where your listening room has an excessive amount of RFI.
But the bit about 'shunting energy to the ground'... Oh dear.
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