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RE: Tangram Le' Journey Continues...




Good afternoon Tangram,

Your post came right on time, as I've been researching the Viborg XLR | RCA ( screw down types on the latter option ) input jack plating types very carefully over the course of the last 5-6 days, much like of late having purchased several different flavors of playing for the main IEC inlets on both the everSOLO | both integrated amps in use, and narrowed it down to unplated copper and rhodium plated copper ones as in the Monosaudio IB72C | IB70R, whereas the former uses M4 x 14MM type headless screws, of which I ended up finding some in brass, and a set of three in titanium.

As I only one of my five integrated amps offers fully balanced circuitry, it seems I've to resort to either using the knock off Cardas Audio RCA-XLR adapters, or just buy a pair of the Xangsane RCA-XLR IC's ( which strikes me as a safer option at this point of this journey ) so it seems I'm not quite finished yet, next up an unplated silver IEC seems to be the most logical option available to me at this point | but what the hey, it's cost effective enough to give it a shot, no?.

Once again | often I'd like to once again thank you for giving me very very solid advice on said options, as it doesn't seem once again that others are willing to speak publicly on this particular matter or post, " BUT ", I do hope those whom have found the post, have at the very least done themselves a favor, and have tried this simply amazing sounding power cord?, my gut instinct tells me, while I'm certain it can be bettered..., but at what cost?, as my sense of rationality kicks end and says it doesn't make sense to place a $1400 or more cord on the everSOLO, as I see it, even once I'm able to replace the A6, with the A8 model, logic says that the Accuphase 40th Anniversary Edition clone should ideally play well here as well, and once again, I'd limit myself to maybe an AliExpress cord upwards of $400, and just transfer the AC | IEC plugs onto it...-, my experiences also tell me digital gear ( Servers | Streamers | DACs ) love faster response timing when it comes to playback of those 0s | 1s, hence pure silver or silver plated copper connectors throughout one's system nearest it ( them ) has proven vital, much as I see the final icing on the cake is the flavor of IC's used to said source components, more so than ones cabling choices further downstream, as once said vital details are lost at the very beginning of the music chain, they can't be restored later on, as with vinyl, it has always been more important to get it right at the source first and foremost, unless of course you're one of those types that likes putting the majority of their funds into amplification | speakers, as in $50.000 or more each or more, and relying upon an AM Radio from Best Buy for $30 to be one's primary source, or say either a $200 turntable or CDP, and pretend this is all that's needed?, it seems the old adage as set forth by the old Linn | Naim mindset holds weight to this very date, " Source First | Garbage In | Garbage Out ".

In the meantime, back to the music, which is where my heart resides, the constant changing of the gear side of things is far behind me these days, like the other old adage goes " if it isn't broke, why fit it? ", that's why I've always as far back as 1992, much preferred having upwards of 2-3 integrated amps | 4-5 pairs of mini-monitors laying around the crib, and simply rotated one or the other into the mix, as the mood struck me.

Muzik Non-Stop as Kraftwerk once put it.

I'll be seeing you around, and once again thanks for the solid recommendations, as they do make sense on my end, let's see where this goes?. As my pasted photo shows, to me it has always been about home, followed by nice furniture and lastly the system itself, it isn't as if everyone wishes to live in the hood, nor have friends and family sitting atop milk crates, or does it really matter?, well it does to me, we only live once, why than should we always have to settle?, none of that WAF, I need her permission on what to buy, or how much of my own money to spend shit going on here, if I'm not happy, no one sleeps, you can be assured of that.


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