2psyop

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Best power cord for a preamp?
I like Cullen Gold series power cables.  
Another person going digital and full of questions
I think comparing the cost of good to exceptional digital components vs. good to exceptional analog components is something to take note of. I would think spending $5K to $6K on an analog system would get someone good to exceptional sound that wi... 
SVS vs REL and experiences with both: your comments and preferences...
ryder Yeah when I bought that sub, it was many years ago. I don't think they made those drivers anymore but they could have sold me an updated one? SVS has really taken off since then, the company has gotten bigger. The visit to the stereo/HT sto... 
which is a better speaker
OP just go on Ebay and buy some vintage Bose 301s and come back here to tell all of us crabby pants old farts we spent too much money on our speakers because you have the real deal.  
Need Recommendations for a pair of Speakers around $1,000
Yeah Danny Richie actually debunks myths even with higher end speakers companies like Paradigm. He takes apart the cabinets and exposes the drivers, parts (capacitor brand/quality) and examines bracing build quality. Often it is surprising what yo... 
Is there a DAC ranking list?
"The CH Precision Factory certified $29K dac is a bargain with a HD streamer board. " I just ordered three, one for each one of my homes.  I got a 10% discount because i am a senior citizen. hahaha  
Almost equality
This may be the most important thought you will share with anyone and please take a moment to reflect... "I’m really happy with the sound of both digital and analog for the first time" Be happy!  
How important is spending time with your gear?
It sounds like, for many here, the gear is more important than the music.  
What do you sit on?
2 IKEA Poang chairs and 1 Rocking chair. I have two audio systems at the polar opposite ends of a big room facing each other. The three chairs are in the middle of the room and I turn the chairs toward the system I am listening to... at the time. ... 
Is there a DAC ranking list?
Ranking DAC's is a silly idea IMO.  
SVS vs REL and experiences with both: your comments and preferences...
See my comments below. I would buy REL but not SVS. If the intended use was stereo, I would buy Rythmik, which I did, twin FG12 SE. The servo amp is fast... https://forum.audiogon.com/discussions/svs-sub-owners-past-and-present    
How important is spending time with your gear?
I think it would be great. I like a cleaner look. Your comment got me to think about a local area store in Akron Ohio, Wooster Vintage Audio. They find old stereo console cabinets and resell them. The old stereo console often had your stereo speak... 
Integrated amp to go with Magnepan 3.7i
I agree with russ69. or the musical Fidelity M6si500. Might be the same amp. A beast with finesse.  
McCormack HT 3 Power Amp question
If you disconnect source(s) to the amp, you can isolate the problem. If the amp is causing the buzz (perhaps a transformer issue?) you will hear the sound when all inputs are removed. In many cases just the input (RCA or balanced cables) from your... 
Revel Salon 2’s (used) or new Magico A-3 (new) ??
Everytime I see audiotroy in a thread he spreads his arrogance everywhere and also tries to sell something. I suppose you may get some advice in there... somewhere but arrogance always turns me off personally. To the OP good luck I like the Revels.