Hey thanks audphile1.
Things have changed slightly since my last post. I just picked up a
Musical Fidelity A3 24-Bit CD Player
for $150 in near perfect condition. I put this in the system last night along with a PS Audio upc 200 and there's quite a difference. Now, the mid-range seems a little heavy almost drowning out some of the highs, although the clarity of each instrument is much more detailed in a good way. I removed the Blue Jean cables and replaced them with some Tributaries Silver interconnects that came with the components and that solved the mid-range issue but the highs are a little bright. Included with my purchase was another pair of cables the Wireworld Equinox lll which I'm going to try later today. It appears I'm looking for something that falls in the middle of the Blue Jean cables and the Tributaries.
I moved the Blue Jean cables over to a really cheap Onkyo amp with the Toshiba CD player and those seem to be a perfect match running through a pair of JM Lab chorus speakers.
How much if any improvement is there in using XLR cables as opposed to RCA? Just curious.