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Freako
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Successful tweaking leads to more clarity

After having:

1) changed speaker cables
2) changed speakers
3) angled my speakers carefully, both horisontally and vertically
4) placed heavy weights on top of speakers
5) added Nano-Pads under my speakers
6) added Nano-Pads under my CDP
7) changed interconnects between CDP and AMP
8) added great power cable to my CDP and AMP
9) burned cables and speakers somewhat in
10) filed the tip off my cantilever
11) added DIY bass traps and absorption to the corners/walls

I feel that I have gotten a large part of the way for a reasonably small amount of money. I measure it by being able to play still louder without hearing disturbing/unpleasant elements in the music. (and I'm NOT going deaf)

The music (from most records) is cleaner and clearer than ever before (= detail guy) and as such, I enjoy my records the more as a result of that. I can recommend spending a bit of money and time on those subjects.

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Re: Successful tweaking leads to more clarity

I love tweaks, but you crossed a line even I wouldn't dare. For filing the tip off your cantilever, you're a braver man than I.

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Re: Successful tweaking leads to more clarity

That's exactly what I was thinking.

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Re: Successful tweaking leads to more clarity

Well, it really isn't that big a deal. Be cool, calm & steady-handed, and it'll turn out well! What's the risk? My cart only cost me $250...

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Re: Successful tweaking leads to more clarity


Quote:
Be cool, calm & steady-handed . . .


This must be a northern clime thing.

Freako
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Re: Successful tweaking leads to more clarity

...or because I'm sober?

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Re: Successful tweaking leads to more clarity

The ideal way to evaluate any tweaks is by just doing one at a time, and then you can be sure what effect each one has on the sound. If for instance one had a retrograde effect then you wouldn't know which one. Not only that but it extends the pleasure you're getting. You've lots more tweaks to try - happy hunting

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Re: Successful tweaking leads to more clarity

I agree, thanks

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