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Old 08-14-2017, 12:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Doug Lax View Post
So many factor go into this. I remember reading an article by XLO's founder and he said that most people think differences can only be heard on uber high end systems. He claimed that he found that the inverse to be true. ?????

I feel the opposite way...the more I've upgraded my system components (especially speakers), the more easily discernible changes in vibration control and cables have become. Ymmv of course.

I had transparent super ic's for quite a while because I tried some others and didn't hear much if any difference. After hearing ic comparisons with my Alexia's in place, I upgraded.

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