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Your first system and your journey...
I also had one of those suitcase stereos by GE. Toke it apart and built a wood console to stuff it all together. Looked good! Than someone brought over the latest Beatles album Sgt Peppers. I thought something was wrong with the unit! Different so... 
How do you audition speakers at a store?
I live in the s.f. bay area and three of our best stores don't have thier systems setup for cd players. streamers rein.  Two did have a ttsetup on lesser systems. So your left with what is on your phone as a source. Anyone else see this trend? 
Preamp upgrade
I went from a cjpv1 to a parasound p5 because of the expense of maintenance.  Big mistake! Little to no soundstage compared to the cj. Huge! I suggest you do what you need to make tube pre work. I miss the tube sound. 
Upgrade turntable
Thanks sonic I will look also. It is a goo tt in many ways but that. 
Affordable cables
Hi Jetter I agree with you on the belden speaker cables from bluejean. Made my system too bright. I made a pair of twisted cables that work well.  On the pressure , no worries.  
Affordable cables
Thanks jetterI purchased some magomi 2534 cables. I hope it is not a sideways matchup with tha LC-1 from bj but it's a start. Thanks to all. 
Affordable cables
Thank you all for the input.sure got alot of advice. Merry Christmas Audiomaze  
Affordable cables
TechnicalI have all bluejean cables but I was curious about others.  
Affordable cables
I can DIY if you would be so kind to send any info. ThanksTo clear: that is just what I am asking from "experience ". Some unbiased audiophiles can give an honest answer based on years of experience.  
Listening in mono
So many of the stereo mixes don't really present a accurate sound stage .My favorites music is most often live venue recording with clear delineation of placement.  I think a mono recording might sound similar.  Anyway thanks for the  help.  
Audio Kinesis Swarm Subwoofer Awarded 2019 Golden Ear Award by Robert E. Greene
Can this work with passive subs and a powerful amp driving them in series.  
Audio Kinesis Swarm Subwoofer Awarded 2019 Golden Ear Award by Robert E. Greene
Would this work if the speakers weren't on t floor but up higher say close to the ceiling or in the ceiling facing down? 
I'm not even quite sure how to phrase my question, but here it goes...
Thanks Erik for that. 
I'm not even quite sure how to phrase my question, but here it goes...
I just purchased a topping d50s  dac that has 7 filter settings.  Can someone please explain what they do? 
How important is a preamp for purely digital sources?
Pinemoutain what do you base your comment on?