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Perhaps you can elaborate on that Saturn.
Exactly who has supposedly 'seen the light'?
Definitely not you sir.
It is you that made me see past the "Best bang for the buck" theory to "Best sounding that I can afford" theory (I don't know about affordability but well at least that I'm willing to pay).
As is most cases maybe one may not hear a difference between certain brands such as what I found between Rotel, Denon, Onkyo ... etc .. but I did hear a diff between my old Rotel reciever power vs. the Bryston. Even the 60w Bryston 2B "seemingly" sounded sweeter than the Rotel.
As with wire...yes majority in blind tests ..would fail.
But just about 2 weeks ago I tested my Kimber 4TC (braided copper with teflon dielectric)http://www.kimber.com/4tc.htm
vs. JPS Labs Ultraconductor (Aluminum/Copper) http://www.jpslabs.com/ultraconductor.htm
I could "seemingly" tell a difference in sound. It doesnt mean the difference is better or worse but just a change. I enjoyed the Kimber's more. Both wires are price at $150 USD per 8 foot pair.
As with upgraditus all of my equipment has totally changed except for the Bryton 4B and the Kimber 4TC. from..Axiom..Monitor Audio..PMC..to Maggies...at least for mains. The center and rears of Axioms are hard to beat in price or sonics.
What are you using to power your D700 babies? And have you ever seen those TD10..nice!nice!
ps:nevermind just saw your profile