how are you guys installing these stabilizers? My amp has 2 sets of 5-way binding posts for bi-wiring my speakers. Could I buy 2 of the a103's and use one of them for two of the binding posts for one of the channels? Also, my speaker cables (Ridge Street Audio Poiema!) have spades. Could I use them and attach the dakioms to the amp with bananas?
You only need one A103 per amp. If you have just one amp (no matter how many speakers are being run on it), you need only one A103. I have 2 amps (Norh's running active biamp), so I needed two A103's.
If you are using spades to your 5 ways posts on your amps, no problem, just get some cheapo bananas (Mr. Dao said it doesn't matter, I use RatShack) to plug the bare wired A103's into. The A103 has 2 positive (red) and one negative(black) lead....just plug them into + (red) and - (black) of your amp posts.
If you have a separate preamp, it is best to plug an R103 into it and another R103 into your dedicated CDP or DAC. 3 total would trick out your system if you have separate amp, separate preamp (one A103 needed only if you have integrated) and one for CD playback.
A few exceptions where Dakiom's do not work. Digital amps, tube amps (I think, ask Mr. Dao, he is very responsive) and some other elctronic gear developed without the use of negative feedback.
Some of your gear you may not know the recipe. I had my 2 A103's and R103's on my sytem with my transport as dedicated CDP (Sony DVP-S7700) and it improved things remarkably. When using, as normal, my Gold Link III DAC it was awful. MSB is rather tight lipped about their technology, but some of it is in the use of no or extremely low negative feedback. Of this, I am sure now after this test.
Keep in mind, the Dakiom's won't get rid of 'grain', digititis, make up for lousy power supplies, or increase resolution....but they have a dramtic effect of making the music fuller , fatter and pulse pounding (bass especially). They won't make lousy into great, but they do make okay much better more often that I thought possible.