YAMAMURA SYSTEMS (US) INC: WHAT HAPPENED?

L. Sutherland tells us … Company founded in 1999 by Bé Yamamura and based in Lecanto, Florida, USA. The company continued making and selling the same cables and accessories as its predecessor Yamamura Systems S.R.L. had done in Italy but in addition handled the North American distribution of a number of exotic Japanese hi-fi brands […]

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HI-FI TRUTH: How could that not be true?

I was recently having an email conversation with a very nice gentleman who had written me about a subject we’re all more than familiar with, the sound of cables. He had never heard one cable sound different than another. Couple that with the fact he’d read articles focused on convincing people those differences do not […]

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NOT ON EBAY / SPEAKER CABLES [337 pairs]

THE PUBLISHERS DO NOT VOUCH FOR ANY CONTENTS HERE.THE LISTING YOU ARE ABOUT TO VISIT MAY BE A SCAM. PLEASE BE CAREFUL —//— NORDOST PURPLE … https://www.audioasylumtrader.com/ca/listing/Speaker-Cables/Nordost/Purple-Flare/Speaker-Cables-5m-spades/217582 ALLNIC … https://www.canuckaudiomart.com/details/649714876-allnic-audio-zl-3000-speaker-cables-3m-length/ MAPLESHADE … https://www.canuckaudiomart.com/details/649760014-mapleshade-audio-clearview-double-helix-2-speaker-cables/ TARALABS … https://www.audiophile.org/Ilan/Taralabs-the-zero-evolution-interconnects-xlr-15-metre/39490 DISCOVERY SIGNATURE … https://reverb.com/item/42384806-discovery-signature-speaker-cables-8ft-pair-spades AUDIOQUEST METEOR … https://www.usaudiomart.com/details/649760758-audioquest-meteor-true-double-biwire-speaker-cables-spades-8-72v-dbs/ TRANSPARENT … https://guildfordaudio.co.uk/guildford-audio-products/product/421-transparent-audio-ultra-xlr-mm2-interconnects-15ft AMPHION … https://www.gearslutz.com/board/gearslutz-secondhand-gear-classifieds/1337123-amphion-2-x-orange-2-5m-speaker-cables.html TARALABS … https://www.usaudiomart.com/details/649759851-tara-labs-quantum-reference-speaker-cables-2-10-ft-each/ AUDIENCE … […]

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INTERCONNECTS: 83 PRE-OWNED PAIRS – NOT ON EBAY

Today we have Atlas / Audience / Belden / Black Rhodium /Cardas / Chord / Kimber / Krell /Linn / NAIM / Nordost /QED (and many more … ATLAS … https://www.usaudiomart.com/details/649667770-atlas-interconnects-and-power-cord/ AUDIENCE … https://www.trademe.co.nz/electronics-photography/home-audio/cables/listing-2879211438.htm AUDIENCE SX … https://www.usaudiomart.com/details/649711243-audience-sx-interconnects-selling-two-pairs-1m-and-75m/ AUDIOQUEST … https://www.usaudiomart.com/details/649679852-audioquest-audiotruth-rare-diamond-extreme-pair-1-meter-wxlr-interconnects/ AUDIOQUEST … https://www.usaudiomart.com/details/649714154-audioquest-water-rca-2m-interconnects-excellent/ AUDIOQUEST … https://www.usaudiomart.com/details/649714249-audioquest-golden-gate-rca-interconnects-one-06mt-pair-amp-one-2mt-pair/ AUDIOQUEST WIDE BLUE YONDER … https://www.quoka.de/hifi-audio-tv-video-foto/verstaerker-equalizer-receiver/c7260a308987051/audioquest-wild-blue-yonder-analog.html BELDEN … […]

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NOT ON EBAY / HI-FI WIRES – 83 ITEMS

THE PUBLISHERS DO NOT VOUCH FOR ANY CONTENTS HERE.THE LISTING YOU ARE ABOUT TO VISIT MAY BE A SCAM. PLEASE BE CAREFUL —//— ATLAS … https://www.usaudiomart.com/details/649667770-atlas-interconnects-and-power-cord/ AUDIENCE … https://www.trademe.co.nz/electronics-photography/home-audio/cables/listing-2879211438.htm AUDIENCE SX … https://www.usaudiomart.com/details/649711243-audience-sx-interconnects-selling-two-pairs-1m-and-75m/ AUDIOQUEST … https://www.usaudiomart.com/details/649679852-audioquest-audiotruth-rare-diamond-extreme-pair-1-meter-wxlr-interconnects/ AUDIOQUEST … https://www.usaudiomart.com/details/649714154-audioquest-water-rca-2m-interconnects-excellent/ AUDIOQUEST … https://www.usaudiomart.com/details/649714249-audioquest-golden-gate-rca-interconnects-one-06mt-pair-amp-one-2mt-pair/ AUDIOQUEST WIDE BLUE YONDER … https://www.quoka.de/hifi-audio-tv-video-foto/verstaerker-equalizer-receiver/c7260a308987051/audioquest-wild-blue-yonder-analog.html BELDEN … https://www.usaudiomart.com/details/649668900-belden-8402-rca-interconnects-w-switchcraft-connectors-by-tuneful-cables-two-6ft-pairs-and-one-3ft-p/ BLACK RHODIUM … http://www.emporiumhifi.com/head-office-norfolk-suffolk/black-rhodium-overture-xlr-interconnects-1-metre-retail-1200/ […]

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YOU ARE GROUNDED, SON: Turntable grounding opinions?

Hi hoping to be spoon fed some nuggets of advice on grounding from a knowledgable fishie or 2 My turntable has a grounding wire attached to the underside of the bearing assembly, as well as the more traditional ground wire alongside the tonearm cable. I have 2 issues to try and fix – one is […]

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XLR, RCA, and ….. the Magic of Matching Impedance?

Roger Skoff writes: There’s an old joke about a concert that doesn’t start on time and has the audience getting progressively and ever-more-vociferously restless until, finally – after however long — a man in a tuxedo (probably the impresario) comes out on stage and announces that the performance has been canceled and that all ticket […]

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BUT, WHY? Who cares? Why would any of us expend energy defending a position we know to be true?

In a legal proceeding, the burden of proof falls on the party that is bringing the claim against another. “That guy robbed me.” In a scientific setting, the same can be true: “The Earth revolves around the sun” was a radical new idea that went against everything our culture knew at the time. The burden […]

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AUDIOQUEST: An Open Letter from Bill Low of AudioQuest

An open letter from myself and AudioQuest to the community—to everyone who cherishes the truth, regardless of their opinions about audio and digital cables, regardless of their opinions about AudioQuest. For good reason, there is growing internet “buzz” about the recently published findings of Mark Waldrep on his Real HD-AUDiO blog. Mark’s findings are very […]

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Optical is growing throughout the world and diminishing in audio. Optical passed the high-end by.

Paul McGowan:  In yesterday’s post I brought up the subject of the lowly TOSLINK cable, sometimes known as an optical cable. For most of us, this is the worst sounding digital audio interconnect made. Depending on the unit you are connecting to, sample rates are limited to 96kHz and below. Toshiba, the inventor and manufacturer […]

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Inverted law of diminishing returns?

We all know the law of diminishing returns — after certain level of quality has been reached, further investments in improving the quality will yield lesser and lesser and lesser returns. Until it reaches such plateau where even enormous investment does not make one iota of improvement. Applied to hi fi, this law holds that […]

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MAINS EXTENSION BLOCKS: He heard the difference, but ….. were his ears deceiving him?

I’ve never been the type to worry about cables, power chords or separate spurs and that malarkey. Mainly because the system generally sounds fine as it is, I’m not made of money and I also don’t have the time to be constantly ABX testing these things to make sure I’m not getting ‘snake-oiled’. However last […]

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COUNTERFEIT: Audiophile equipment; fact or fiction?

Heard an interesting tale. Apparently there are now counterfeit SME arms being offered on the market. They have no serial number, and also some Chinese writing (oops!) in the box. If this is true should we be flattered? After all, fraudsters usually concentrate on stuff loved by joe-public (Rolex Watches etc). If analogue has made […]

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TESTING: Audiophile claims and ….. myths

So, we love to have a good discussion/argument/rant here (and on all the other audio forums I have seen) about the many claims audiophiles make that others dismiss as myths. The arguments go round in circles; I hear a difference – but there cannot be a difference, it is all in your mind – have […]

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