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Initial impressions with stock tubes are that the Electra has more dynamics and better bass reproduction than the Transistor amp which sounds slightly flat and un-engaging in comparison - something I've never experienced when listening to the amp alone. With the transistor amp the sound stage is wider, and due to this it feels like there's a more distinct left, right and center - hopefully a better set of tubes will widen the sound stage on the electra. I'm also finding...
Aww yea, just received the 2nd electra parcel after receiving the first one yesterday. Listening for the first time with stock tubes, not too shabby .
I just got my notification as well. Pity I can't pick it up, instead I have to pay a hefty shipping fee.
Craig said he'd be shipping the amps out soon. That was 3 weeks ago...
I had a very similar setup to you a few months back and ended up keeping my Audio GD Reference 7.1 after having both dacs sitting next to each other for a couple of months. I found the W4S sounded closed in and congested compared to the ref 7.1. 
  This happens when I A/B the cables too. So I'm not sure if we can blame fatigue. Perhaps my mind is playing tricks, I guess a DBT is the only way to find out.
  Sending the cable over shouldn't be too much, and I'm more than willing to donate for science  and the community . I'd be very interested to see what the skeptics say having been one my self.   It's very interesting with these cables, some are immediately noticeable (ouch the pain) and some have subtle yet noticeable differences. I wouldn't have believed it my self If I hadn't tried, that's what makes this hobby fun in my opinion.  If you've tried something marketed as...
Fair enough, perhaps my explanation was lacking. How about I send one of you one of my USB cables for you guys to decide? Send me a PM if you are interested.
  Yes I completely agree with double blind testing, and will do this in the future.   However a couple of points as mentioned in my previous post, one of my cables is actually pretty painful to listen to (physically), I'm not sure if auto suggestion can be huge enough to account for this... This had nothing to do with volume matching as the cable was used in an a/b test, and also kept in my system for a couple of days.
  Um, not sure how you can compare what I said with religion and science... They are on 2 different scales, but obviously the answer to your question is science.         I'm also a scientific believer and was a sceptic of USB cables, however my "real world" observation produced unexpected results. Also, as you may know scientific evidence does not always produce absolute proof. Lack of scientific proof doesn't mean something can not occur. Let's flip the coin here, has...
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