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An encounter and lesson in speaker prices ...
Lets recap on an important part of the OP. First there may be a component that inverts the phase (for this discussion, lets just use this term and not polarity) of the music. That is something that should be stated in the manufacturers spec sheet.... 
(Jolida) Black Ice Audio Foz SS-X Sound Enhancement
  Your instincts are correct. The unit sounds different with each combination of components. So far, I have not found a combination that it is in that I would take it back out. 
Do posters intend to hurt the feelings of other members?
 I have to consider my own thin skin posting here or anywhere else. I choose my words for the sake of discussion, not argumentation. I will almost always lose an argument, since I have not been very good at it. Discussion, on the other hand is som... 
Do you listen to equipment or music.
Whew... Didn’t think that I was the only one out there in this way. Yes, it is both music and equipment. Truth be told, it is mostly equipment IF the recording is up to it. Right now, I am listening to an amature recording (better than you would e... 
Who makes great active preamps ? Tube or solid state or hybrid.
In a lower price category, I have enjoyed my Vincent pre. I have not owned a hybrid before, and am satisfied with the results.  
adcom equipment.....
 I have to agree about this little amp. I too, am surprised at the amount it does right. Yes, of course, I have owned better amps and combinations of gear. The real point here is that I have no reservations in the meantime of getting the new amp p... 
Most favored hearing aid for audiophiles
 Looking just a bit  into my comments should lead you to realize that I am slamming the whole idea of flagging just about anyone here. That leaves the readers to decide for themselves the value of the content (and it's source) to begin with.  On a... 
(Jolida) Black Ice Audio Foz SS-X Sound Enhancement
Since the Jolida phono pre-amp provides a line level signal, it is fine to use this unit between it and the Rogue unit. 
(Jolida) Black Ice Audio Foz SS-X Sound Enhancement
 I was tempted too, but then realized there is little chance of buying a used unit. Finally bit the bullet and got mine. I didn't mention what the unit does for my speaker system. The fact that I like it in circuit so much says a lot, but it is no... 
A shout-out to Manley Labs customer service
 My experience with Manley labs, though not as a consumer of audio gear, but by buying RCA jacks that they offer, for my products, has been exceptional. They do stand behind their products and service. I am glad to have a public place to share the... 
(Jolida) Black Ice Audio Foz SS-X Sound Enhancement
 The unit came in a day late, courtesy of a snow storm. Then, living in Wyoming generally means that a product needs to warm up for at least an hour. Finally, I plug it in and turn it on for a few minutes. Like others that stated a bit about the q... 
Using a lap top cd drive instead of highend cd player
 A bit of FWIW from me. I first doubted the possibility of being successful using a computer setup with an external DAC, in as much as I am not especially gifted for all things technical. I left most of the work to a person that understood the con... 
(Jolida) Black Ice Audio Foz SS-X Sound Enhancement
Ok, get ready for an update in the coming days. I should receive the unit this Thursday, and am anxious to give it a listen. My system isn't quite complete yet, as I am working on an amp project that will take some time. In the interim, I am getti... 
What are the best speakers you have ever owned and why?
 Many years ago, I owned a pair of JBL 4343 speakers. The reason that  I consider them 'best' is not what I would consider best today. I was young, and these were perfect for that time. They were damned near thrown in my lap, along with a system t... 
DC Offset Blocker/Killer - where to buy in the USA
Ok, so from reading all this and assuming that everyone did the best that they could, I would be wary of buying a Mac unit, period. All the other equipment he owns has no trouble, but this unit, and even another replacement unit does.