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Audiophile Blu-Ray player(s)?
It's about a $2k investment, but Panasonic DP-UB9000 with the Oppomod "Complete MOD" is likely going to be the best you can do with a new product:http://www.oppomod.com/People are still actually paying $3k+ for a used Oppo 205 unit 
furutech fp-s022n vs neotech nep 3003 mkIII
The Neotech Mk III has some conductors that are silver plated.  Combining that with Wattgate connectors can make the sound a bit harsh and sterile.  I never liked Wattgate connectors or any other connectors using brass metal.Since the Neotech has ... 
Subwoofers down-firing or side-firing? Why?
I've tried both configurations with the exact same subwoofer.  With downfire, you do hear the bass, but you don't get nearly as much "punch you in the chest" type of sonic impact. 
How to physically move large heavy 100lb amplifiers easily (up and downstairs)
Hah, I watched those videos imhififan.  There was another video that came up just after it:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUbm1e1PdwIThe Northern tool 3-wheel type can help climb stairs, but it appears that it's harder to turn/rotate this type of... 
How to physically move large heavy 100lb amplifiers easily (up and downstairs)
I actually have 100lb Emotiva XPR-1 amps that I move around when I rebuild them.  I use a standard hand-truck, but put a small hand-towel on the bottom plate.  Tilt the amp on so that it is on it's side and wiggle it onto the towel.  Strap the amp... 
Has anyone ever tried cables made with OCC (Ohno Continuous Cast) Copper?
like akg_ca said, OCC is an indicator, but not the ultimate deciding factor on how well a cable sounds.  There are other considerations, such as type of metal (copper/silver), strand size and bundling versus solid core, geometry, shielding, termin... 
How to physically move large heavy 100lb amplifiers easily (up and downstairs)
imhififan actually posted a link to a very unique hand-truck.  I actually have not seen one like this.  The problem with most hand-trucks, even if they have large pneumatic tires, is that you still have to have an enormous amount of lift to get th... 
Sound Loss
I'm wondering if you are trying to use some surround mode, like Dolby Pro Logic, when you play 2-channel music.  Dolby Pro Logic has unpredictable results on 2-channel audio that has not been specifically encoded for Dolby Surround.  It is very co... 
Digital XLR vs Digital RCA
@williewonka - yes, I think I have used the KLE.  Well, it was the previous Eichmann Silver Bullet plugs (which are the same thing).   As with all cables, it is system dependent.  The sound was okay, but just a bit too bright for my taste and syst... 
DAC Chips
The 9038 Pro chips can be ran in a high current mode.  This allows higher output voltage/current from the DAC chip itself.  The downside is heat (which requires heatsinks on the DAC chips themselves) as well as an I/V stage that is capable of the ... 
Digital XLR vs Digital RCA
Amount of silver and type makes a difference in a digital cable? Really? Someone should tell those people that make cables that work in the 10's or GHZ or higher. They will be thrilled to find that out. I have tested side-by-side pure copper,... 
SPDIF cable same as coaxial cable?
To answer your question, S/PDIF is a specific digital communication protocol to encode and transfer 2-channel PCM music data as well as multi-channel Dolby Digital and DTS data.  Technically speaking, any wire can be used to connect an S/PDIF sour... 
laid back stereo power amp
i do not agree with auxinput’s characterization of odyssey amps being bright I did not say Odyssey amps were bright at all.  Odyssey amps are very neutral, but very fast and high resolution.  The OP was specifically asking for "laid back" amps a... 
Buying used Sherbourn 7/2100a x 2 for 14 channels or saving up to buy new Emotiva xpa-7’s?
One of the challenges with the Emotiva Gen 3 amps is their switching power supply.  After working with the Gen 3 amps in depth, I would rather look at other amps that use linear power supply.While the Sherbourn is very old, it is likely going to h... 
Digital XLR vs Digital RCA
I disagree from experience. The quality of the digital cable, amount and quality of silver content, has dramatic affect in sound quality. Agreed.  b4icu's statement is so very common from engineers who are only interested in measurement on sco...