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Long power cable for subwoofer
Build your own. 13AWG is probably heavy enough. I’ve used this wire and it punches well above its price.https://www.madisoundspeakerstore.com/power-cables/supra-lorad-2.5-power-cable-by-the-foot/For plugs these are very good for the money.http://w... 
Recommend a dac that contributes to system for tight bass
True ladickinson, but if the source components can’t deliver the goods then it doesn’t matter when it gets to the amp and speakers. It’s clear as day that on my system with the same amp and speakers the bass is more extended using the DAC in my Ca... 
Recommend a dac that contributes to system for tight bass
RME ADI 2fs with Teddy Pardo power supply.  
If I wished to upgrade my cables, in which order would you place these in terms of impact?
It all starts with the power supply. Dedicated electrical circuits with other than builder/spec grade receptacles you get at The Home Depot. Next step is power cords as again, it all starts with the power supply. What makes the biggest difference ... 
What’s the best tube for a Sonic Frontiers SFL-1 preamp
Mullard 6201 I believe is what I used to run when I had a SFL 1, but that was sometime ago. Very nice preamp with the right tube and for the money. Sold the SFL 1 and moved to a ModWright SWL 9.0 SE which I liked much better. I recall the Mullards... 
recommendation for two prong power cable needed
Or just build your own with VH Audio shielded twisted pair at $10.99 ft. As mentioned you only need to tie the braided shield to the wall plug, so back to the equipment it floats. You have to unbraid the shield back then re-twist to ground on wall... 
Preamp or not.
I have a ModWright LS36.5 that I recently pulled out of the system and running a RME ADI 2fs DAC with a Teddy Pardo supply direct to my Pass. It sounds great direct and I’m in no hurry to throw the MW back in anytime soon. The RME/Teddy is so clea... 
recommendation for two prong power cable needed
That being said I’d look at using a cable that is shielded tied to the receptacle (wall outlet) side only and not both ends. On your existing three prong cables it’s going to have a ground tied to both ends but does it have an outer shield which i... 
DAC as a preamp?
+2 RME. Great on its own but upgrading the power supply steps it up considerably. 
Need a good biwire cable pair for b&w 802 d3 speakers?
Suggest staying away from silver conductors. Agree the Canare would be a cable to explore as they have a fairly neutral character and maybe a little laid back. Very nice cable. Just get a single run and use jumpers... not a biwire pair. Needs a co... 
Do different streamers really sound different when using an external DAC
Wouldn’t call the RME analytical at all unless ones system is bright to begin with. The RME is very revealing but it’s not bright or analytical. My guess is those that claim so haven’t really heard one or if they have not set up well, or were usin... 
Which speakers did you find bright, fatiguing or just disappointing in some way?
Dunlavy SCII. Fortunately I worked part time at the shop that sold Dunlavy’s so I was lucky the owner let me return them as he wanted the pair I ordered to set on the floor for demos. Had an Audio Research tube amp and preamp with ARC CD2 and even... 
Do different streamers really sound different when using an external DAC
@knighttodd Be curious to hear how the  Audio Mirror Troubadour compares to the RME. Is your RME the latest fs version or previous DAC? If you end up keeping the RME, you’ll be surprised how much better it sounds with a Teddy Pardo power supply. R... 
Aragon 4004 mk2 (D’Agostino) vs Nakamichi PA-5 (Nelson Pass)
Heard both in the same system but it was a long, long time ago. The Aragon has more power so it definitely grips a speaker with more a authority but it sounds like a big amp and I felt it couldn’t disappear. The Aragon definitely has more bass but... 
DAC's with volume control question
Own a RME ADI 2fs and the preamp volume is extremely smooth and if anything is maybe a little slow to ramp up and down but not complaining. The RME in my system as a preamp definitely has a wider range than my ModWright LS36.5 preamp. As far as th...