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First, sorry for the poor typing, (was a little late at night and couple of macallens)
Second, as CZBBL highlights,the equipment sounds great and Reno HIFI was a real superstar. Put together a great package at a great price and gives you the 10 day trial though i am unlikely to need it. He also checked in to make sure everything was ok.
Third, I find its rare in my business that owners have much time for customres (leave it to the lower guys), but Nelson Pass took the time to send me a couple of emails to help me make the best decision for my current situation. I had similar experience with Lloyd Walker while i was modifying a Maplenoll a few years ago.
Finally, to Jax, excellent point. I would comment that it is really amazing how much different amplifiers sound. I also think the increased quality of the separate preamp has a lot to do with the sound. My wife commented today how much detail this new system has. We were listening to Adele (her favorite singer) and her comments were pretty interesting as she normally just tolerates by obsession
I am using the stock power cords supplied by Mark. I purchased a set of 1 meter Burley XLR cables for the preamp to amp connection. My speakers are a old but great set of Monster powerline speaker cables(cant remember the exact model number but at the time was Monster top cable). My Phono stage has a set of AR gold plate RCA to preamp and from the Maplenoll table.I think i could upgrade the quality of the Phono cables but the rest are pretty solid.