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  1. Guidof

    Album of the Evening

    Mozart: Piano Concertos No. 18 & No. 19. Mitsuko Uchida and the Cleveland Orchestra. For both performance and recorded sound, I prefer her earlier piano concertos cycle with Jeffrey Tate and the English Chamber Orchestra: Streaming from Qobuz.
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    Album of the Evening

    Donizetti: L'Elisir d'Amore. Joan Sutherland, Luciano Pavarotti. Hadn't listened to this performance in quite some time. Still delightful. Fine sound streaming from Qobuz.
  3. I may still not be clear about what you’re asking, sorry. But if I understand you correctly, the IEC connector, which is what the DM leans against, leads directly to the amp power supply.
  4. Not sure what the question is.
  5. Hi Barrows: For me, the testing method you suggest, if used one track at a time, has never worked to detect differences, unless these are fairly gross and so would be obvious regardless of testing methodology. So, I placed the DM next to the power connector in my amp, with the power cable wrapping around the DM thus: and I listened to a wide variety of jazz and classical recordings for a couple of days. The sound seemed a bit more clear, more limpid, than without DM. Then I removed the DM and listened again for a while. Now the sound seemed just slightly less clear, but I could not be really sure. Putting DM back in, however, restored a feeling of clarity. Listening again with DM in for a number of sessions, the sound seemed more engaging, the music more easily grabbed my attention. The effect, as you pointed out, is fairly subtle, but for me makes it worth leaving DM in. I also tried placing the DM under the power cable of my DAC. Now the sound was definitely more veiled, not as engaging. Too bad, as otherwise i might have sent for a second DM. 😉 I offer these impressions without any pretense of objectivity. Just my personal and unscientific experience. Regards, Guido F.
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    Album of the Evening

    Ben Webster, with Dave Frishberg, Richard Davis & Grady Tate: Valentine's Day 1964 Live. Dreadful sound, but great music making. A CD rip.
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    Album of the Evening

    McCoy Tyner, Lex Humphries, Steve Davis: Nights of Ballads & Blues. Disappointing sound (hole-in-the-middle soundstage, bass and drums too loud -- at least in my system). A 24/96 HDTapeTransfers download.
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    Album of the Evening

    For me, one or maybe two fantasias per evening, rather than the whole album: Telemann: Solo Fantasias. Richard Boothby on the viola da gamba. (Please rest assured that, in spite of the bizarre cover art, Mr. Boothby plays his instrument very much with a bow -- maybe even with his shoes on). Excellent sound, streaming from Qobuz at 16/44.
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    Album of the Evening

    I would recommend at least streaming it for a listen. I particularly like the tempo choices, especially the first movement.
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    Album of the Evening

    Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2, Etudes-tableaux Op 33. Engaging performances by Boris Giltburg. Carlos Miguel Prieto conducts the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Fine sound from a Qobuz 24/96 download.
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    Album of the Evening

    Brad Mehldau Trio: Seymour Reads The Constitution! Good music, fine piano playing and sound. Streaming from Qobuz at 16/44.1
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    Album of the Evening

    Count Basie And The Kansas City 7. A classic. Rich sound from a CD rip.
  13. Dasign’s words of praise for the LPS-1.2 are richly deserved. In my system it has replaced the already high-performing LPS-1 feeding my ultraRendu and has been providing sound which is still more richly detailed and effortlessly lifelike. As an added bonus, the fuller and tighter bass has allowed me to reduce the bass compensation in my DSPeaker, thus resulting in even greater clarity. Kudos to John Swenson for another brilliant design and to Alex Crespi for making it available at reasonable cost.
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    Album of the Evening

    Thanks for flagging this. One hopes Mr. Dunford didn't have to hold this weird pose for too long . . .
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    Album of the Evening

    Revisiting old favorites: Gould's 1981 recording of Bach's Goldberg Variations. Crisp sound from a digitized LP.
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